Install Rumson Shower Head – Mobile Home

Complete unboxing and installation of a American Standard Rumson shower head and faucet.

00:00 Follow along with a handyman
00:25 Opening the shower faucet
02:00 Bathtub neck, we’re not using because it’s a shower
02:40 The shower hookup
03:15 Your hot should always be on the left
04:05 Put male adapters and put pipe dope on them
05:30 Put a male adapter on the bottom with a plug in it
06:35 Hot & cold, then the up
06:55 Getting the pex cut
07:30 Attaching the pex and plug to the faucet
08:40 This would usually go down to the bathtub spout
08:50 Adding the pex to the rest of the adapters
11:10 We’re going to read the instructions to see what need to do
11:35 Putting the faucet in, what we had to do
13:18 Be an American, not an American’t

Hi, I’m Phil Bridges, owner of Straight Arrow Repair. Ever want to know how a repairman fixes things? Well come with me, and I’ll show you how I solve problems. Let’s make things better together.

We’re going to open the American standard Rumson shower and single handle faucet and see what it’s going to take to put it in and install it in the shower that we have in there.

Owner’s manual like for car, shower ring, and halfway gasket. And other kind of ring. shower neck extension.

“That’s a shower head.”

I believe that is a shower head. We’re not going to use this because we’re doing a shower and I believe this will be the bathtub neck, downspout. Uh oh, yeah, we’re not going to use that.

“Well, you have to cap it off.”


“It’s pretty premium feeling, it’s heavy. One of the heavier ones we’ve had.”

This just up the top here. I believe it usually has it on the side somewhere. But nope, it’s just on the plastic right there. I’m going to pull this cap to access the valve.

“Then you can’t get it back on huh.”

Not the same has these grooves that it slips onto. That’s for the showerhead I believe, yep.

“Nope, it says up there. And the hot is on the left?”

Should always be on the left. The handle.

“I just do a left, a left, right to right.”

And we’ve got some screws, an allen wrench for the handle maybe the Allen screw, an extra one I guess. hmm. I don’t know what this brassing is, but we will find out by reading the instructions all right.

“Don’t forget about balance.”

You put male adapters put pipe dope on them. I’m tightening them up on this is just a shower so we won’t need the lower one.

But I might put one in there and put a plug in it.

I think I will do that. Somewhere in her I have a plug or two, so we’ll put a male adapter on the bottom, pull the plug in it.

I think it’s in the other pocket, so we’ll get another male adapter and put pipe dope on it.

All right, hot and cold, and this is the up, this is for the shower. Cold here, hot here. keep that for the shower. Crimp ring, the plug. Let me see that crimper. Lets see where’s the up? Now, that going down to the bathtub spout is, is now blocked off and I’m going to put a piece on this, a piece on that, an additional on for the elbow. Seal it up. Crimping tool. Allergic to plumbing. OK, we’re going to read the instructions and we’ll show you what we do.

I believe we’re going to have to cut a hole Max finish wall front surface right here, minimum finished wall removed to install trim except thin wall.

“All right.”

I’ll read up on it and let you know what I found out.

Putting this faucet in in this mobile home wall that was really difficult. What I’ve done is I drilled through this one by put in the, what they call a dropped-ear elbow for the shower head and then I fashioned to do this two by four so I could get it between these two places here.

That was the easy part then to get this 2×4 here so that the faucet could fasten to it I had to push this over fastened right there and fastened right here but had been notched out around this box that electrical box right here. Then we had to slide a three quarter piece of plywood here to push it out enough and that meant cutting out the wood here so that we could get in.

If you notice, this is really close and that was quite difficult but now we have the shower faucet which can do you can set your temperature it’s American standard faucet with the showerhead. We have all the sides on. We’re now ready to start caulking and sealing up everything, maybe putting some PVC trim around it so you’ll never run out and cover over all these screws or I’ll put some white hand screws on it.

And I’m also going to put some paneling on this that we took out. Now that we check to make sure we don’t have any leaks and that’s what we’re doing, we’re going to pack it up for the day. Thank you,

This is Phil Bridges, if you like what you saw and think it might be helpful to somebody else, push that like button and let other people know what you and I know, and we’ll work together toward making a brighter future. By the way, we’re not Amera-Can’ts, we’re Americans. See you next time.

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