Fitting new showerhead to odd-sized (old?) elbow

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by drainpiper, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. drainpiper

    drainpiper New Member

    Sep 22, 2011
    Libby, Montana
    I need to install a handheld shower head in my bathtub, but the measurement of the elbow seems to be 11/16 of an inch. Since all new shower heads are 1/2 inch, is there some sort of adapter that will solve my problem?
  2. Layne

    Layne New Member

    Sep 22, 2011
    Bryan, Texas
    1/2" pipe is 1/2" on the inside (nominally), so the outside is much bigger (around 11/16"). I'm pretty sure you're just measuring wrong and it will screw right in. As far as I know, NPT has been the standard for as long as America has had plumbing. There is nothing else it could be.
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