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Fixing a handheld shower head? Answered


Hi all,
The metal casing connecting the shower head to the tap has come away. The rubber tubing is still in perfect condition,  with no leaks. What sort of product could I use to rejoin the two pieces of metal? I've included a (lowres) picture to clarify things a bit.

Many thnaks in advance!
 Jason

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lemonie
lemonie

Best Answer 10 years ago

Do I read this right as the chromed-spiral has detached?
You need to replace that, try somewhere like B&Q.

L

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inbox.jason
inbox.jason

Answer 10 years ago

Is that what it's called? Chrome spiral.... Aha!
Looked in B+Q and was thinking silicone sealant?

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

10 years ago

There's an off chance that you could bodge it together with JB Weld, but it would be mud-fence-ugly and might not take the stress.

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inbox.jason
inbox.jason

Answer 10 years ago

As it's only the metal piece thats come away I was thinking silicone sealant?

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

Answer 10 years ago

I kind of doubt that silicone would hold up under stress for very long, but I've never tried it, so what do I know? Of course, there's always duct tape....:-)

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aeray
aeray

10 years ago

Good quality heat-shrink tubing might work.

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seandogue
seandogue

10 years ago

Have you tried disassembling it? Unfortunately, it's probably a pressed part, but if the plumbing screws together, you could just take it apart, clean it up using a de-calcifier like CLR and appropriate tools (fine wire stainless brush comes to min...it's what I use when I refit my shower head periodically) , and re-assemble., using Teflon tape for the joints to ensure that they don't leak.