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dacquery 02-02-2011 07:52 PM

Hey - I have the exact same problem! Who makes the shower arm?
 
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I have a shower with dual shower heads (each on opposing walls) with the same type of weird plumbing.
This must be a Massachusetts oddity?

The supply pipe sticks out about 3" from the wall with a fitting on the end.
Each pipe is solder in place and in my case they seem to be held firmly in place (that is, it can't be pushed in or pulled out).

The chrome shower "arm" (looks almost like a bathtub faucet) has a female fitting which is recessed by 3". Then a standard shower head attaches to it.

Unfortunately in my case one of the chrome shower arms has a crack in it (the one pictured)... Anyone know who makes this shower arm?

I'd hate to rip apart my wall to change the supply line fitting....

(Note, the closest I found is a Grohe 28535 Movario shower arm but the female fitting isn't recessed by 3" (manual says 1/2" to 11/16") -- this may work in your case (asmith) since you can pull the supply line out a bit. You can cut off the old fitting and put on a new fitting and pushing it all back into place with the fitting sticking out by 1/2". Yea, I know -- a bit hackery.)

Thanks


dacquery 02-02-2011 07:52 PM

Hey - I have the exact same problem! Who makes the shower arm?
 
2 Attachment(s)

I have a shower with dual shower heads (each on opposing walls) with the same type of weird plumbing.
This must be a Massachusetts oddity?

The supply pipe sticks out about 3" from the wall with a fitting on the end.
Each pipe is solder in place and in my case they seem to be held firmly in place (that is, it can't be pushed in or pulled out).

The chrome shower "arm" (looks almost like a bathtub faucet) has a female fitting which is recessed by 3". Then a standard shower head attaches to it.

Unfortunately in my case one of the chrome shower arms has a crack in it (the one pictured)... Anyone know who makes this shower arm?

I'd hate to rip apart my wall to change the supply line fitting....

(Note, the closest I found is a Grohe 28535 Movario shower arm but the female fitting isn't recessed by 3" (manual says 1/2" to 11/16") -- this may work in your case (asmith) since you can pull the supply line out a bit. You can cut off the old fitting and put on a new fitting and pushing it all back into place with the fitting sticking out by 1/2". Yea, I know -- a bit hackery.)

Thanks


dacquery 02-03-2011 03:32 PM

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Okay, I finally found out the manufacturer of this weird shower arm configuration --- It's a Symmons NU-Arm #301.



Looks like it'll need a male-male adapter for a standard shower head to attach to it... didn't notice that on my old unit but it's probably non-removable by now.

Note- Symmons is based in Massachusetts (you guys outside of MA are lucky enough to not have this product foisted upon you!)



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