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JBauder 06-23-2012 04:48 PM

Installing new shower arm.
 
When I screwed in my new shower arm as far as I can by hand it points up at about 1 or 2 o'clock rather than down at 6 o'clock. Can I tighten it that far without breaking something? And what type tool should I use?

wctekkk 06-23-2012 05:31 PM

be careful , this what i came up with i use 1/2x6"nipple and coupling , tightened the coup to the nipple that is my show arm installer.Screw the show arm into the wall[ hand tight] take your new tool w/coup end to the show arm[ hand tight] this will give you more leverage and without any tool marks i use one hand near the wall to give support on the show arm

wctekkk 06-23-2012 05:37 PM

if it's so tight i would remove and use Teflon tape and dope to the end going into wall it needs to be tight but not pipe wrench tight

JBauder 06-23-2012 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wctekkk (Post 949858)
be careful , this what i came up with i use 1/2x6"nipple and coupling , tightened the coup to the nipple that is my show arm installer.Screw the show arm into the wall[ hand tight] take your new tool w/coup end to the show arm[ hand tight] this will give you more leverage and without any tool marks i use one hand near the wall to give support on the show arm

I'm sorry but I don't understand this. I looked up a 1/2x6"nipple and coupling and it looks like it would connect two female ends. Or is the nipple the "male" and the coupling the "female?" I'm sorry if I'm being dense. I used #5 pipe dope.

Bonzai 06-23-2012 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wctekkk (Post 949862)
if it's so tight i would remove and use Teflon tape and dope to the end going into wall it needs to be tight but not pipe wrench tight

What he said.

wctekkk 06-23-2012 06:03 PM

6" long nipple 1/2 in size tightened a 1/2 coup to nipple

wctekkk 06-23-2012 06:09 PM

1 -screw tool to arm 2- one hand on show arm the other on tool and spin

JBauder 06-23-2012 06:18 PM

OK here are some changes. I calculated the number of degrees wrong and the position of the arm. It's actually point to almost 3 o'clock and needs to point down to 6 o'clock so it is off by about 90 degrees.

wctekkk 06-23-2012 06:20 PM

perfect


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