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

    Jun 12, 2006
    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

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    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

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    The threads could be stripped...
  5. Randyj

    Randyj Master Plumber

    Nov 25, 2006
    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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