How Do You Replace a Shower Arm?


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Replacing a shower arm takes just a few minutes and it requires the user to unscrew the existing one. The tools needed includes thread seal tape and plumbers' putty.

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When replacing a shower arm, users should ensure the new one is compatible with their shower head.

  1. Remove old arm
  2. The first step is to unscrew the existing arm. This is done by turning the arm until it comes free.

  3. Prep and install new arm
  4. To get the new arm ready, wrap thread seal tape over the threads two to three times. After wrapping it, turn the arm until it is securely attached to the wall fitting.

  5. Seal the area
  6. After the arm is in place, completely fill any spots or holes with putty.

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