Shower Head wont fit on shower arm

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by KennyBlak3, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. KennyBlak3

    KennyBlak3 New Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    White Oak, NY
    I just purchased a new shower head for my shower and the arm of the shower does not seem to accept the shower head. It has a screw that is on the shower arm and somthing like a ball on the tip of the arm. Is there any other showerheads that any one knows that fit this type of shower arm? Or should I just replace the arm. Thanks
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  2. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

    Jan 5, 2008
    Test, Don't Guess!
    Land of Cheese
    Replace the arm.
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  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego
    You have an old ball end arm, and it will only accept ONE shower head, made by that particular company. The two well-known ball end arms were Price Pfister, and American Standard ( and they have different threads from one another).

    It is getting very difficult to find either of those heads. You should remove that arm and replace it
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