Shower Leaking out of elbow

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  1. Mar 28, 2009 #1

    Brooksc08

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    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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  2. Apr 14, 2009 #2

    Redwood

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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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    Obama the Plumber

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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.

    You're a little too young to smoke aren't you?
     
  4. Apr 14, 2009 #4

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    I have a youthful appearance...:D
     

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