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Old 01-05-2015, 12:39 AM   #1
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shower arm removal


trying to do a few things to my place and i am stuck at removing the shower arm. it doesn't seem like it screwed directly to the wall, possibly a nipple?

been spraying WD40 to help loosen it up, but cannot remove the shower arm , and dont want to apply too much pressure to make things worse

do i need to remove the shower arm first?
or can i remove the nipple looking thing?
would a pipe wrench make things easier?

any tips would help, thanks!

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I've never seen anything like that---sorry--some else might know.
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:57 AM   #3
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That looks like a reducing bushing. Dont know why someone would have to use a reducing bushing for a shower arm but thats my guess.
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Old 01-05-2015, 06:32 AM   #4
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2 pipe wrenches 180 to each other.
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Is that threads on the outside of that old steel pipe sticking out of the wall?
Looks like someone threaded the inside of a steel pipe nipple to me.
May be opening up a can of worms trying to remove that arm.
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I have never used one, but that looks like a retro fit shower ell.
They are used when there is no backing to anchor a standard drop ear 90 in the wall.
An escutcheon screws onto the outer threads to sandwich the backerboard/drywall to make a rigid mounting for the arm. This is just a guess....

I usually remove arms by inserting a handle of my channel locks into the nipple(like a cheater bar) and twist- while supporting the 90 with my free hand
Same goes for reassembly..
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Thanks for the responses
It seems like it's screwed into the wall and the arm is screwed into it.

I may try the pipe wrench since I just want to get rid of the arm. Hopefully it won't be a can of worms.

I tried the arm of pliers inside the arm, but either I m not doing it right or its just too stuck. I can't get the arm of the pliers to stay in place when trying to unscrew.
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