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I believe my shower is leaking wher the goose neck threads into the plumbing behind the wall. i have taken the goose neck off and retaped it and threaded back in. Leak is still there, but less. Suggestions? other problems?

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Damaged threads on the pipe, or in the fitting, look in with a flashlight. Worst case, cracked fitting. Damaged threads can usually be gapped with tape and or pipe dope/putty. Cracked fitting will have to be replaced. Easier to access from behind, even if you have to tear out drywall, easier to fix than tile.
 

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As Bill suggests, inspect the threads the best you can...the goose neck will tell you a lot about what's happening in the wall. I'd take your fitting out again; clean, re-tape AND apply some plumbing pipe dope in addition to the tape. When you install it, protect the pipe and snug it up well.
 

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Might want to try a new goose neck, the threads might be worn or corroded.
 

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Showerhead arm pipe is usually very thin. I am guessing that there is a crack near the top of the threads on the arm.
 
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