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Oct 2, 2007
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Shower arm loose

I was just changing a small cartridge (vitamin C) on my filter and when I tried to tighten it up again I noticed my shower head isn't lined up properly. Its a dual head model with one head on an extension cord. If its not lined up then the showerhead on the extension cord will fall down. I also noticed the showerarm was loose and when I tried to tighten the shower filter the shower arm turned with the shower filter.
Should I be concerned with the loose shower arm (no leaks that I can see so far) ?
Thanks
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Penalty Box
Dec 19, 2009
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Why don't you just tighten up the shower arm another revolution?
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UnivofNB wrote:
Dec 5th, 2017 2:55 pm
I was just changing a small cartridge (vitamin C) on my filter and when I tried to tighten it up again I noticed my shower head isn't lined up properly. Its a dual head model with one head on an extension cord. If its not lined up then the showerhead on the extension cord will fall down. I also noticed the showerarm was loose and when I tried to tighten the shower filter the shower arm turned with the shower filter.
Should I be concerned with the loose shower arm (no leaks that I can see so far) ?
Thanks
Yes, you should be concerned about a loose shower arm. It could be leaking a few drips into the wall cavity every time you shower, and over time it will cause mould and rot.
Question; why do you have a vitamin C cartridge on your shower head?
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MrFrugal1 wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 7:21 pm
Yes, you should be concerned about a loose shower arm. It could be leaking a few drips into the wall cavity every time you shower, and over time it will cause mould and rot.
Question; why do you have a vitamin C cartridge on your shower head?
OP likes hot showers - Vitamin C is to prevent shower from catching cold resulting unexpected "cold showers". And who said shower heads don't have headaches? Vitamin C is to prevent all this.
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The shower head arm would be screwed in to this fitting behind the wall
dbtr107_2ff_lg.jpg
Sometimes the fitting screws break or strip the wood causing loose shower arm.
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Drthorne wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 9:22 pm
The shower head arm would be screwed in to this fitting behind the wall
dbtr107_2ff_lg.jpg

Sometimes the fitting screws break or strip the wood causing loose shower arm.
Ya, the screw broke in that picture because the idiot installer used a drywall screws...
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Oct 2, 2007
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Vitamin C is supposed to remove the Chlorine/Chloramines...
I'll probably have to hire a plumber to check/fix the problem behind the wall (remount the pipe onto the board)...and/or get a snake video camera to check for leaks behind the wall.
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I've seen roofing nails used before, so drywall screws are a step up
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UnivofNB wrote:
Dec 8th, 2017 10:34 am
Vitamin C is supposed to remove the Chlorine/Chloramines...
I've never heard of that one, typically chlorine is removed with activated charcoal
Lies, damned lies, statistics and alternative facts

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