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Old 03-28-2009, 02:00 PM  
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Default Shower Leaking out of elbow

How would i go about fixing my shower head thats leaking out of the "elbow" that i barely have access to? I did not install this shower myself so I dont know much.





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Old 04-13-2009, 06:06 PM  
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Is it leaking from where the shower arm screws into the drop ear elbow in the wall?

If so unscrew the shower arm and wrap the threads with teflon tape apply a little teflon paste and thread it in until tight. It shouldn't leak.

Inspect the threads on the end of the shower arm to make sure they haven't been damaged.



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If you hold onto the shower head, that should give you enough leverage to unthread the shower arm.

Sometimes the arm will crack, but most of the time, a bit of tape and dope, and rethreading will do.

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