stubborn shower arm/neck


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Old 01-13-05, 08:46 PM
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stubborn shower arm/neck

anyone have advice on removing a stubborn shower arm/neck?
 
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Old 01-13-05, 11:05 PM
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Hi Daufoi,
- you don't say what you've tried so far ? A large pipe wrench usually gets them off for me. If this is no good post back with more facts.

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Old 01-14-05, 06:06 AM
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One of the more useful tools for this situation is a "strap wrench".This is a wrench that uses a rubber strap or simular to grip the item.They are available at most hardware stores and are able to remove items such as shower arms without causing damage to the finish.Be careful when using tools such as large pipe wrenches or groove lock pliers (sometimes referred to as "Channelocks" even though this is actually a brand names for many tools) as you can possibly wring off the elbow the arm is screwed into or wring off the arm itself especially if these have a lot of age on them.
 
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Old 01-14-05, 06:26 AM
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I usually remove the showerhead and stick one handle of a pair of channelock pliers in the end of the shower arm (for leverage) and turn it. As mentioned by spdavid be careful not to twist it off in the wall. Usually you can put one hand on the showerarm at the wall so you can feel if it is twisting. Good luck.
 
 

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