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Delta In2ition Shower Heads

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by Jeff Patterson in DIY Bathroom Remodel
Delta In2ition Shower Heads

Do you dread stepping into the shower on Monday morning? It’s tough being an adult.

My wife has hated our shower head for quite some time. The pitiful water pressure and lack of portability drive her crazy. While on my routine trip to Lowe’s I decided to pick out the best shower head, one that would make the Mrs.  give me a kiss (which is the ultimate way of saying thank you).

Enter the Delta In2ition dual shower head. This thing ROCKS!!

It has a stationary shower head and a separate handheld sprayer. These features are super convenient if you want to spray your shower area down for cleaning purposes or need to wash your dog.

Plus, you won’t spend a ton of money. The In2ition Delta shower head cost me roughly $49.

Here are the supplies you’ll need

  • Delta In2ition shower head
  • Channel locks
  • Wire brush (somewhat optional)
  • Teflon tape
  • Old rag

Delta shower heads are super easy to install. You may not even need the channel locks (if you can open a pickle jar you’re probably good to go).

At the end of this post I guarantee you’ll have a more refreshing shower experience.

And as usual there’s a quick video to help you with the installation 🙂

Installing the Delta In2ition Shower Head

You’ll first need to remove your old shower head. Grab an old rag and channel locks.

Place the rag over the shower head base and turn it counterclockwise with the channel locks. Most likely you’ll just have to loosen it a bit and then you’ll be able to use your hand to take it off.

Chances are there will be old disgusting looking teflon tape on your shower arm’s threads. Try to remove the teflon tape by hand. It’s usually wrapped on the threads in a clockwise fashion. So it makes sense to undo it in a counterclockwise motion.

If this doesn’t work you can use a wire brush to remove any excess tape. I highly recommend doing this because any loose strands could clog your new Delta shower head (and that would suck!).

Add 3-4 rotations of new teflon tape around the shower arm but leave the last 2 threads bare. Doing this ensures the  teflon tape won’t go into the Delta shower head’s ball connector and restrict its water pressure.

 

Delta In2ition Shower Heads-Replace the old teflon tape

 

You’ll be able to hand tighten the ball connector of the delta shower head to the shower arm. But, in case you haven’t been eating your spinach you can always use the channel locks with the rag to give it an extra turn.

Here’s a short video I made just for you. You’ll discover how easy it is to install this kind of Delta shower head.

 

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Attaching the Delta In2ition Hand Shower to the Shower Head

The In2ition Delta shower head comes with a flexible hose. Make sure that at each end of the hose there is a rubber washer within the hose nuts.

These washers make a water tight seal between the hose and the hand shower & shower head.

You need to connect one end of the hose to the shower head and the other end to the hand shower. All connections can be hand tightened, which is way cool and convenient.

Delta In2ition Shower Heads-Attach the hose to the shower head and hand sprayer

Have you ever gone to the zoo and seen a baby kangaroo jump into its mom’s pouch?

It’s pretty cool (a bit weird, but cool nonetheless).

The Delta In2ition is the kangaroo of shower heads.

 

Delta In2ition Shower Heads-the hand sprayer is like a baby kangaroo

The hand sprayer is secured to the shower head by gently sliding it into the shower head base and pushing down.

If for some reason the shower head moves simply tighten its ball connector with the rag and channel locks.

Now you have 2 Delta shower heads in 1!!!

Can anyone give me an Amen?

The In2ition could be the best shower head concept out there for anyone on a budget because it has 3 different modes, which means water will come from the

  • Shower head only
  • Shower head AND hand shower
  • or hand shower only

If you’re a water conservationist use either the shower head or hand shower mode.

If you’re half asleep when you wake up on Monday morning (or pretty much every weekday) use the shower head and hand shower mode.

Have to clean your shower on Sunday after noon? Use just the hand shower.

Is you dog or child a stinking mess? Again, use the hand shower to spruce them up (also great for husbands with back hair).

Trust me, this shower head is fantastic. When I installed it on a Sunday then used in Monday morning it was like a shower raining down from the heavens above.

Or this could mean my prior shower head sucked big time.

In either case you’ll be pleased with the Delta In2ition shower head. Here’s the link to the Delta website if you’d like to see all the different models http://www.deltafaucet.com/smart-solutions/in2ition.html

 

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Thanks as always for reading, watching, and being part of our awesome community.

Ask your questions below and we’d be happy to help.

Cheers,

Jeff Patterson

 

 

 

 

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19 Comments
  1. The Teflon tape definitely makes the shower head secure from leaks! Bookmarking this article! Thanks!

    1. You got it Vince. Teflon tape is pretty awesome.

      Use it whenever you can on plumbing projects. There’s nothing worse than a preventable water leak.

  2. A.J. says:

    Hey- I have a question!

    I’m more carpenter than plumber however, we moved into an older fixer-upper and I’ve seemed to take on that title as well. In the back shower, there’s an attached shower head with hose and the nut that holds it onto the shower pipe is spewing water. Each time I try to turn the nut it seems to be more and more stuck. Are there any tricks of the trade that I can do to get that sucker off without having to call a plumber or cut the pipe?

    -A.J.

    1. Hi AJ,

      Thanks for your question. From your description the leak is coming from the nut that attaches the shower head to the shower arm.

      Here’s what I’d do before calling a plumber, spray the nut/fitting with either WD40 and let it sit for a good 10-15 minutes. Believe it or not the WD40 will loosen the fitting enough that you can replace the shower head.

      Let me know if this works or not because there is another alternative.

  3. Newman says:

    Delta In2ition Hand Shower to the Shower Head

    Where do you get replacement parts for this cheep shower head?

    Where you placed the head on thepipe from the wall, if you take the first fitting off, there is arould knuckle, with white plastic retainer ( the plastic retainer ring broke) the shower head will not stay connected. where does one get the round ball and plastic retainer. Or is it like the new generation, no repair, but replace the showerhead! Only 1 year old.

    1. Hi Gary,

      Good question. Here’s what I’d do if I were you: remove the shower head and take it to a plumbing supply house that carries Delta. Or you could take the shower head to Lowe’s and see if they have the parts in stock. That’s the best you can do aside from trying to find the parts on a website. But it’s always best to have the parts in hand when trying to replace them. Hope this helps.

      Jeff

  4. Rolf Schneider says:

    How to dissaemble a handheld shower head filter/strainer from its hadle?? Does it unscrew?

    1. Hi Rolf, if you mean the filter that’s inside the shower head, it usually can be pulled out with pliers. But you have to unscrew the shower head from the shower arm and then remove the filter.

  5. Judy says:

    How do I get the water to switch from the stationary shower held to the handheld?
    I don’t see any directions for the showerhead itself, the handheld or both.

    1. Judy, there’s a toggle switch on the shower head that allows you to choose the either the handheld, stationary head, or both.

      It might be hard to see in my video but it’s super easy to use.

  6. Carlos says:

    This was a great shower head until now. How do you “unpush” the push button on the removable showerhead? Pressed it down to lather then could not get it to release. Any tips?

    1. Boy Carlos, if the push button won’t come out then I’d actually call Delta and let them know. There’s a good chance they’ll replace the shower head for free. I love Delta because of their great customer service. Call the Delta 800 number and see what they say.

      Let me know what the outcome is.

  7. Guy says:

    Succinct, easy to follow, well laid out.

  8. Brent says:

    Where can I get a replacement for the little screen-washer that goes in the plastic piece that screws onto the main water spout? Thanks

  9. John says:

    After over 50 pages of Google, I am unable to find a link to purchase some small shower hose washers with screen centers!
    I refuse to buy a new showerhead when I just lost one washer. The regular washing machine type screen washers are too large.
    Thank you if you know the secret to this delimma!

  10. SHERRY says:

    NO HE[P AT ALL. DO NOT WANT TO INSTALL, BUT HOW TO REPAIR THE F…LEAK FROM SHOWER HEAD? DO YOU KNOW?

  11. Dude says:

    The button on the shower head is stuck. How to undo?

  12. Won Ahole says:

    How about a reply asking where to purchase replacement for the little screen-washer
    that screws onto the main water spout? There are many people who need this part.

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