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Thread: Shower Head wont fit on shower arm

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    DIY Junior Member KennyBlak3's Avatar
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    Default Shower Head wont fit on shower arm

    I just purchased a new shower head for my shower and the arm of the shower does not seem to accept the shower head. It has a screw that is on the shower arm and somthing like a ball on the tip of the arm. Is there any other showerheads that any one knows that fit this type of shower arm? Or should I just replace the arm. Thanks
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    Test, Don't Guess! cacher_chick's Avatar
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    Replace the arm.

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    Plumber jimbo's Avatar
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    You have an old ball end arm, and it will only accept ONE shower head, made by that particular company. The two well-known ball end arms were Price Pfister, and American Standard ( and they have different threads from one another).

    It is getting very difficult to find either of those heads. You should remove that arm and replace it

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