Rohl Shower Ext [fe threads] question

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Seano, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Seano

    Seano New Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Los Gatos
    I wanted to install an "S" shaped extension to get my shower head up higher ... but when I removed the current shower extension arm (Rohl 90 degree w/an integrated flange), I realized it had fe threads and there was a threaded pipe sticking out from the wall (like a tub outlet would have). Obviously, the extension I purchased will not work unless I remove the stub.

    Before trying to unthread it with a pipe wrench and ruining the threads, I wondered if there was any way to make a reasonable guess that it is threaded on both ends instead of sweated inside the wall? It appears to be brass (not galvanized).

    Alternatively, has anyone seen an "S" shaped extension with fe thread option, which would eliminate the need to mess around with it?

    Thanks for the input!
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2010
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    I would guess brass nipple, that could be removed with an internal "EasyOut" if you cant read behind the threads.

    I've seen the S shower arms, and the pivoting ones. Hardware stores carry a few choices.

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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Pivoting ones usually have female threads because they replace the shower head, not the arm.
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