Shower Arm Help

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Billyk, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Billyk

    Billyk New Member

    Jan 13, 2018
    I have this shower arm which is leaking in a couple of spots, including the bad patch above the threaded part. To remove it, should the whole thing just turn counter clockwise? I tried to turn it using a pipe wrench but didn't really force it. It felt like the metal housing would bend before a pipe loosened.

    Attached Files:

  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Is that part that has the threaded nipple installed cracked? If so, you need to replace the whole thing.

    Unless there's a setscrew on that part up against the wall, it is threaded on. Counter-clockwise should remove it. If there's a nipple connecting it to an el inside of the wall, the nipple may come out as well. If they used some silicon when installing that fitting, it can take some significant force to break it free.
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

  4. plumber69

    plumber69 In the Trades

    Jun 20, 2014
    Prince Rupert, British Columbia
    Silicone is not your problem here. If they did use it you wouldn't even notice. Use some muscle counter clockwise
Similar Threads: Shower Help
Forum Title Date
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Help understanding NPS vs NPT connections for shower head and diverter Sunday at 7:54 PM
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Shower rough-in help: 3-way diverter May 22, 2018
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Help a begineer with his shower filtration system May 2, 2018
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Help Identify shower faucet maker Mar 28, 2018
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice FAUCET AND SHOWER BRAND HELP!!!! Mar 27, 2018

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice