The “ShowerStick” by WaterSticks – Installation Instructions

Note: All male fittings are wrapped with plumber’s tape. If it has come unraveled, wind it back around the fitting prior to installation to ensure a good seal without leakage.

Installation Instructions:

1. Remove your old shower head with your hands (or with pliers if it’s too tightly attached) by turning it counterclockwise. If using pliers, wrap a rag around the shower pipe to protect the finish. Remove old plumber’s tape from the shower pipe threads and use a rag to wipe the threads clean. Then apply new plumber’s tape (included) to the threads to avoid leakage.

2. You’ll see that we’ve attached the ANGLE CONNECTOR to the SHOWER ARM MOUNT (“MOUNT”). Remove the tape from the MOUNT, push the washer up inside then attach it to the shower pipe by hand (no tools) and just snug – over tightening will break the fitting. (Note: the mount should not be taken apart at the center joint but it can be loosened in order to angle it how you want it for your shower head. Be sure to re-tighten the center joint if you’ve loosened it.)

NOTE: If you purchased the optional OFFSET CONNECTOR, KDF FILTER or FLOW CONTROL VALVE, see next page.

3. Screw the SHOWERSTICK BODY (with the WaterStick label at the top) into the bottom of the ANGLE CONNECTOR (by hand and just snug) so the regeneration port is facing you.

4. Screw the end of the SHOWER HOSE with the grey 1/2” close nipple screwed inside it into the bottom of the SHOWERSTICK BODY hand tight only (it won’t screw all the way up the threads).

5. The other end of the SHOWER HOSE has a black washer taped inside. Remove the tape, push the washer up inside then attach the SHOWER HEAD (hand tight only). Place the SHOWER HEAD in the MOUNT.

6. Attach the white REGENERATION CAP to the regeneration port (above the WaterStick label).

7. Prior to first use, run water through the ShowerStick for a few minutes to flush the softening resin of the ‘color throw’ (brownish-red) on the resin beads from the manufacturing process. 

Optional Accessories:

Installing your KDF Shower Filter (if purchased)

1. Set the blue reminder ring to the current month so you’ll know when to replace the filter the following year.
2. Make sure the black rubber washer is pushed up inside the bottom end (female end).
3. Make sure the plumber’s tape is still securely wrapped around the threads on the top end (male end).
4. Screw the male end into the ANGLE CONNECTOR (or the OFFSET CONNECTOR if purchased) by hand (no tools) and barely snug – over tightening will break off the threads.
5. Screw the SHOWERSTICK BODY (with the WaterStick label at the top) into the bottom of the KDF FILTER (female end) by hand and just snug.
6. Continue following the “Installation Instructions” on page 1.

Installing your OFFSET CONNECTOR (if purchased)

1. The OFFSET CONNECTOR may be needed if you have a stall shower with a center mounted single lever water control knob (tub showers have faucet controls mounted low enough to not interfere with the ShowerStick being able to hang unobstructed).
2. Remove the ANGLE CONNECTOR from the SHOWER ARM MOUNT and replace it with the OFFSET CONNECTOR.
3. Screw the KDF FILTER into the OFFSET CONNECTOR by hand (no tools) and barely snug. Over tightening will break off the threads and breakage is not covered by the warranty.
4. Continue following the “Installation Instructions” above.
5. Position the SUCTION CUP on the shower wall behind and at the lower end of the SHOWERSTICK where the SHOWERSTICK will hang vertically and tie the nylon tie through the hole in the SUCTION CUP and around the SHOWERSTICK to secure it. Re-position the SUCTION CUP if necessary so that the SHOWERSTICK hangs vertically.

NOTE: If your shower wall is not smooth and the SUCTION CUP will not stick properly, apply some clear silicone to the SUCTION CUP and re-position it. Let the silicone dry overnight before attaching the nylon tie.

Installing your FLOW CONTROL VALVE (if purchased)

The FLOW CONTROL VALVE is designed for those who want to reduce soft water usage to extend the interval between regenerating and also to conserve water. Screw the FLOW CONTROL VALVE to the bottom of the KDF FILTER then screw the ShowerStick’s main body (WaterStick label up) into the bottom end of the FLOW CONTROL VALVE or directly into the bottom of the KDF FILTER barely snug only.

When the handle is in the vertical position the maximum water flow is delivered and when it’s in the horizontal position the minimum amount of water flow is delivered. Set the flow as desired anywhere between these two positions. The lower the flow the less water you will use which will increase the interval between regenerating. We suggest you use the lowest setting (horizontal) while washing and the highest setting (vertical) while rinsing.