Thinking of the Moen Annex system


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Old 09-05-22, 04:47 PM
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Thinking of the Moen Annex system

I was thinking of adding the Moen Annex system so we could have both the shower head and the hand attachment on a bar. My question is this, is it a code certainty that our shower has this and it's removable.


The Annex system requires this "arm" to be removed. My fear is that mine of not removable. It's original to the home so which ever way saved the builder a .05 cents was the way he'd go if not a code requirement.
 
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Old 09-05-22, 09:59 PM
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Welcome to the forum.

There is a 99% chance that your existing shower arm is removable.
The fitting used in the wall is called a drop ear elbow.
It's securely fastened (or should be) and the arm screws in to it.

You may be able to see the fitting by sliding the escutcheon away from the wall in your shower.
You're hoping it's well fastened as you will be pulling on that pipe now.

 
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Old 09-06-22, 06:21 AM
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Thank you Pjmax! That helps a lot. I wouldn't have started turning the arm counterclockwise without some idea if it threaded vs soldered though in hindsight, it should have occurred to me that you can't solder a chromed pipe....or can you?

I'll order up an Annex system and probably come back with other questions. Thanks again.
 
 

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