Problem with shower arm..


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Old 09-07-22, 02:49 PM
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Problem with shower arm..

Putting a rainfall shower head in my new shower. I was test fitting the shower arm, there's no tape or sealer on the threads but I'm not sure if I'm going to get another 3/4 turn to get it in the downward position. Right now it's as tight as I can get it by hand, once I put a thread sealer on do you think I'll get that 3/4 extra turn I need or not. I don't want to twist the shower arm trying to over tighten it because it's only made out of thin brass. Any suggestions in case I need to come up with a plan "B"



 
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Old 09-07-22, 03:00 PM
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Use several wraps of teflon tape and pipe dope. Turn it until it starts getting snug but not as tight as humanly possible. You don't want to have to back it off half a turn.
 
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Old 09-07-22, 05:55 PM
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That what I was afraid of, I didn't want it to go to far and then couldn't get it turned all the way down. I hate backing them off a 1/4 or so turn, don't want a leak inside the wall. I'll try the tape and pipe dope trick and see how it works, thanks...
 
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Old 09-08-22, 02:38 AM
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Not recommended to back up. If you need to.... re-add compound.
 
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Old 09-13-22, 06:10 PM
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Thanks for the help...
 
 

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