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Shower Head Shut Off Valve - Water Stop - 3 Optional Finishes

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Product Description

This is a shower head shut off valve that will actually completely stop the flow of water on pipes with standard water pressure.  Some homes/locations have abnormally high water pressure, and will cause the valve to drip slightly.

The valve is 1/2 inch male pipe thread by 1/2 female pipe thread (standard for shower head).  Do not confuse this valve with a volume control, which is what all other companies sell.  A volume control restricts the flow of water, but will not stop the flow completely.  A volume control is used on a shower head to change the rate of water spray pressure.  It is NOT suggested that a shut off valve be used to turn off the flow of water at the shower head without turning off the flow of water from the handle/mixer.

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Replacing a shower head shut off valve can be as easy as taking off the old shower shut off and screwing on the new one. This project guide will show you how to install a fixed-mount, hand-held only, or fixed-mount with hand-held showerhead, along with a flow control or positive stop shut-off valve. When unscrewing the old shower stop valve and head, be careful not to apply so much torque that it damages the plumbing in your walls. Also, you can protect the finish on your shower arm by wrapping the jaws of your pliers and wrenches with electrical or duct tape.
 
You can keep plumber’s tape from showing on the shower arm by wrapping the tape no higher than the threads. As you work on your project, be sure to take any actions recommended in the instructions included with your new shower head shut off valve or sprayer.
 

Preparation

• Block the drain opening with a cloth to prevent parts from falling into the drain.
• Place a blanket in the tub to protect it from dropped tools.
 

Safety

• Turn off the water supply to prevent water from escaping during the change.
 

Savings

• Choose a shut off valve or flow control valve, along with a low-flow shower head to save water and money on utility bills.
• Installing the shower shut off yourself if a great way to save on the cost of your project.
 

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS JOB:

TOOLS:

  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Slip-joint pliers

MATERIALS:

  • Showerhead
  • Showerhead Shutoff Valve

Step 1: Remove The Old Showerhead & Shower Shut Off Valve

Remove the Old shower head shut off valve Turn the shower head shut off valve by hand counterclockwise to remove it. If you can remove
it by hand, proceed to Step Two. If it cannot be removed without using tools,
follow the steps below.  

• Wrap the jaws of slip-joint pliers with electrical tape or place a towel
  around the shower arm to protect the finish, then grip the shower
  arm with the slip-joint pliers.  
 
• Use an adjustable wrench to loosen and unscrew the old shower head shut off valve
  by turning it counterclockwise.  
 
• Clean off any rust or mineral deposits and old tape or sealant on the
  shower arm threads.  
  

Step 2: Wrap The Threads

Wrap the Threads • Wrap Teflon tape in a clockwise direction 2-3 times around the threads of 
  the shower arm.  
 
• Press the tape into the threads.
  
Follow the appropriate instructions below to install the type of showerhead and shut off you have. 

Installing a Fixed-Mount Showerhead Only

Installing a Fixed-Mount shower head shut off valve Only

• Screw the new shower head shut off valve onto the pipe, followed by the shower arm, and then the shower head in a clockwise direction 
  and hand-tighten. 
 
• Turn on the water and check for leaks.  
 
• If leaks occur, carefully tighten the shower head shut off valve, shower arm, and shower head until there are no leaks or 
  remove the head and apply additional Teflon tape.  

 

  

 Installing a Hand-Held Showerhead Only

Installing a Hand-Held shower head shut off valve Only • Screw the hand-held shower mount onto the shower arm and hand-tighten.
 
• Connect the flexible shower hose to the mount and to the hand-held shower.
  Hand-tighten the connections.  
 
• Place the hand-held shower in the mount.  
 
• Turn on the water and check for leaks.  
 
• If leaks occur, carefully tighten the connections until there are no leaks or
  remove the head and apply additional Teflon tape.  
  

 Installing a Fixed-Mount with Hand-Held Showerhead

Installing a Fixed-Mount with Hand-Held Shower • Attach the diverter that routes water to the shower head to the shower arm 
  and hand-tighten.  
 
• Screw the fixed-mount shower head onto the end of the diverter in a 
  clockwise direction and hand-tighten.  
 
• Attach the hand-held unit mount to the shower per the manufacturer’s 
  instructions.  
 
• Connect the flexible shower hose to the diverter and to the hand-held 
  shower. Hand-tighten the connections.  
 
• Place the hand-held shower in the mount.  
 
• Turn on the water, divert water from the fixed to the hand-held unit and
  check for leaks.  
 
• If leaks occur, carefully tighten the connections until there are no leaks or 
  remove the head and apply additional Teflon tape. 

Product Videos

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  1. works perfectly as advertised!

    Posted by bob fisher on 14th Mar 2017

    my shower head had a constant leak when shut off, this product shuts the leak off 100% and is quick and easy to install.

  2. Stopped Leak

    Posted by Neil on 13th Jan 2017

    Easy fix for shower head that would drip all the time. Only took a few minutes to install. Great product.

  3. works great!

    Posted by scott y. on 9th Oct 2016

    I was very happy! This valve actually does turn the shower head completely off! If I had any complaints it's that the handle rotates all the way around rather than set on/off positions! Maybe so you can control the water flow if you wanted, but I needed completely off! Which it does when you find the sweet spot! Worth every penny none the less! VERY SATISFIED!

  4. Shutoff Valve is Great

    Posted by Unknown on 18th Jul 2016

    The shutoff valve is great, but the rubber washer was to small for my application. I purchased the correct size washer near me and the unit now works correctly.

  5. Shuts water off completely

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Jun 2016

    The valve shuts the water off completely.

  6. quarter turn shut off valve

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Jun 2016

    A quality product that works great. And it came a day earlier than expected.

  7. Water tight/hard to fit

    Posted by Frankie Franck on 28th Mar 2016

    This valve gets a 5 for being water tight. It was being applied to a shower head and the shower head extension kept swallowing the washer in the valve - valve not tight enough this part gets a 3.

  8. No More Leaky Shower Head

    Posted by Jazz on 13th Mar 2016

    We have a large shower with two shower heads in series using a single control valve. (both shower heads spray when the water is on). The primary shower head has a handheld sprayer attached and we have a regular shower head for the secondary. At times it is desirable to only have the primary spray active but all the "volume control valves" I could find dribble water in the off position. Apparently this is required for plumbing code in some locations. Since this is a secondary shower head it was just a nuisance. This valve completely stops the flow of water. I bought the polished chrome finish and it is beautiful and heavy. Shipping was amazingly quick. Very pleased. HRP is my new goto web site.

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