Plastic shower arm goes round 'n' round

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Verdeboy, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

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    I replaced a shower head in a trailer yesterday and the plastic shower arm seemed very loose, so I tried to tighten it. It never got tight. It just kept turning like it was on a swivel joint. Anyone seen that before? How do you replace it if and when it breaks off?
     
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    It may already be broken off. Or something might be because I cannot visualize any proper connection that would not eventually tighten.
     
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    The threads could be stripped...
     
  5. Randyj

    Randyj Master Plumber

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    Take it out. Wrap a couple of layers of teflon tape on it. If it won't snug down then.... you got a problem.
     
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