Tighten shower pipe

Old 12-07-07, 09:05 PM
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Tighten shower pipe

I'm installing a shower and trying to tighten the shower pipe (the angled pipe that comes out of the wall that connects to the shower head). I have it tight but it point up unstead of down and when I was testing it there was a small leak from it where it screws into the wall. It's a nice chrome pipe so I'm hesitent to put a pipe wrench on it. How does one tighten these shower pipes ? Also should I use teflon tape on this joint of something else ?
Old 12-08-07, 08:15 AM
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You have to use teflon tape or pipe dope on these threads. A strap wrench works great for tightening pipes with a bright finish. You can get one at a home center.
Tighten the pipe until it is in the correct position just before it stops turning completely.
Old 12-10-07, 11:29 PM
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put teflon tape and a little pipe dope on the threads. i tighten these up by hand, hardly ever use a wrench. if it gets real tough i'll take the handle of my channel-locks or a long screwdriver and put in in the pipe for more leverage.


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