Fixing Loose shower pipe

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Old 08-04-07, 09:51 PM
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Fixing Loose shower pipe

How can I fix a loose shower pipe, in my guest bath w/out going into the tiled tub wall. the pipe pulls in/out about an inch and 1/2.
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Remove the handle and cover so you can see the inside. You *might* be able to put a clip on the shower pipe or tub pipe to hold it still through the hole.
 
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You can buy chrome trim rings with set screws in them. Remove the shower head.

Slip on the trim ring and slide it up over the bend til against the wall.

Now gently pull out on the pipe A LITTLE while you continue to force trim ring against wall.

Tighten set screw there.

Now you can just let the natural action of the pipe wanting to spring back, hold the pipe and shower head there, or you can make it so it can't pull out easily, by flowing some silicone caulk behind the trim ring as you gently pull it away from the wall some. Then when the pipe springs back, the silicone caulk will be sandwiched back there and glue the trim ring to the wall. Now when set, the trim ring, shower arm and shower head won't be able to pull out or go in toward the wall.
 
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Adam: why is it that "plumbers" do that? I do alot of remodeling, and invariably there is no support for the ear adapter for the shower head. Same thing for the control valve unit. Is is lazy or what?
 
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Whoops, I misread the question.

It is lazy. We usually say 'It must have been a home owner job!'. I don't see it very often though.
 
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