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Thread: Shower arm installation

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    Default Shower arm installation

    I am installing a shower head/arm. I am unable to thread the arm completely in order to keep it at the angle needed. Is it ok for the arm to be somewhat loose? If yes, how can I check for leak?

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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
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    Sep 2004
    New England


    Loose is not good! It could leak inside the wall and mess things up quickly.

    Two things, either rotate it around further or try adding another layer or two of teflon tape. This takes some experimentation to get it just right.
    Jim DeBruycker
    Important note - I'm not a pro
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014

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    DIY Junior Member AlwaysInHotWater's Avatar
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    Mar 2007


    Not sure I would trust just putting more teflon tape on it. I believe in using plenty of tape but the pipe still needs to be tight especially behind the wall where you can't see a leak.
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