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Old 04-14-2018, 09:42 AM   #1
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Want To Remove Caulked on Showerhead


Bought new showerheads and went to unscrew old ones. Previous owner had used caulk on threads. Will not budge. Cannot believe they did this!

I sprayed WD-40 and used wrench to unscrew them. No luck.

Is there anything I can use on this to loosen old caulk? I am trying to avoid removing shower pipe. Thanks.
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Use two wrenches. Wrap cloth around shower head pipe and grip with channel locks so you don't destroy pipe coming out of the wall. Then use a cresent wrench on shower head and turn ccw. Sometimes turning clockwise a little helps break the sediment as well. You need leverage because of all the sediment and caulk.

Another suggestion; Scrape what you can off. Try some pb blaster, or white vinegar in a plastic bag and and wrap it around the whole area leave for the night. Try again next day. Jut a suggestion.

Hope you get it off soon.
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Got a heat gun, it will soften the caulk and ease the removal.
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The first thing I'd do would be to carefully cut the caulk, maybe scrape some off with a plastic putty knife. Definitely wrap it with a rag prior to using any wrench/pliers.
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Caulk should not be an issue, use a longer wrench.
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Hi we’re you able to find a fix I just moved in to my first home and have also discovered the same issue nothing’s working to remove it
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Hi, I did resolve my problem. I sprayed WD40 onto the caulked threads. I let it set for 10 minutes and moved the shower head gently with a wrench. I repeated this several times. The shower head progressively moved a little bit more each time. Then finally I could unscrew the whole thing. I put on the new shower head no problem. I did not caulk the new one. Works fine and no leaks.
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