What size is a standard shower hose connection?
Most shower mixers have a 1/2 inch thread, and almost all shower hoses are standardised to this size (on both ends). The 3/4 inch thread is much rarer. (Tip: Connectors can be added to make these connections fit 1/2 inch hoses).
What thread is on a shower hose?
1/2 inch BSP thread
Shower hose connectors generally have a 1/2 inch BSP thread.
How do I measure for a replacement shower hose?
Just measure your hose internal diameter and choose the right size to match your existing hose. On every product we tell you the bore size, so its impossible to get it wrong. Then choose the length you need and its all done.
How do I know what size bore for my shower hose?
Bore size 11mm, 10mm or 8mm ? This is the diameter of the inside of the shower hose tube. Just measure your hose internal diameter and choose the right size to match your existing hose. On every product we tell you the bore size, so its impossible to get it wrong.
Are all shower hose fittings the same?
While universal shower hoses all look the same at first glance, the cones on the ends are actually slightly different and this can affect how the hose fits inside your bracket or riser. A poor fit could cause the shower head to turn or slip during showering, which can be dangerous, not to mention rather annoying.
Why does my new shower hose leak?
Two primary conditions cause a handheld showerhead to leak: a faulty head gasket or an ineffective connection between the showerhead and the flexible hose. Fortunately, the location of the leak usually points to the cause and repairs only take a few minutes.
How do you measure for a new shower hose?
Are shower hoses interchangeable?
The majority of shower faucets have a 1/2-inch thread, and most shower hoses are standardized on them (on both sides). Much rarer is the 3/4-inch thread. (Here’s a tip: Connectors make these connections suitable for 1/2-inch hoses).
What type of shower hose is best?
Shower hose length As a rule of thumb, it’s best to select a hose that is 10 to 30 cm longer than the tallest potential user for maximum comfort. While you will generally find standard hose lengths of 1.25, 1.5, 1.75 and 2 metres, it is important to note that you may need a different length depending on your set-up.
Can you get shower hoses from B & Q?
Our shower hoses are available in a selection of lengths and styles and are easy to install, clean and maintain. Whether you’re looking to make your shower your own or are looking for an urgent replacement, you can Click + Collect your new shower hose from B&Q in as little as one hour from hundreds of stores.
Where do the shower hoses go in the shower?
Shower hoses connect to the mixer shower valve or electric shower output and carry the water up to the shower head. Our shower hoses are available in a selection of lengths and styles and are easy to install, clean and maintain.
What do you need for a shower head kit?
Most of our shower head kits include a shower head, shower head holder, riser rail and shower hose. Simply add a shower, either a mixer shower valve or an electric shower and your new shower is good to go. Click + Collect your new shower head kit from hundreds of B&Q stores in as little as one hour when you shop DIY at B&Q!
Which is the best brand of shower hoses?
Some of the most reviewed products in Shower Hoses are the Glacier Bay 86 in. Stainless Steel Replacement Shower Hose in Chrome with 1,244 reviews and the DANCO Premium Sink Side Spray Hose with 214 reviews. What are the shipping options for Shower Hoses?