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    can i use threaded aluminum pipe for say a 12 inch piece of pipe to the shower head?

    the standard 8 in 45 degree they give u is shooting the water out of the tub so i wanted to make a sharper bend on a longer nipple to adjust it,

    they had something at the plumbing supply that would work but it was 50 bucks!

    i am open to other ideas!

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    It might not be the best idea you ever had. Aluminum can deteriorate and it is softer than brass so it can bend or break easier.

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    Any problem in plumbing can be solved by applying the appropriate amount of cubic dollars.

    Even if you find aluminum pipe with the correct threads, I don't think it is all that easy to bend! And the soft threads will probably leak!

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    hehe i am electrician and we thread and bend thick walled aluminum pipe so i figured what the hey!

    anyway i found a satin nickel one for like 40 bucks shipped thanx for input
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