Shower arm replacement


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Old 10-26-23, 11:56 AM
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Shower arm replacement

My home was built in 1975. The shower arms in both bathrooms are the ball-end type. I want to replace the shower heads, but am leery about trying to remove the shower arms to replace them with the new type threaded arms. My main question is whether the old shower arms are screwed into the plumbing or are they sweated onto the plumbing. I sure don;t want to break the pipes in the wall by trying to unscrew them if they are soldered on. Any suggestions? Should I just try gently to unscrew them or does it take a lot of force if they are screwed on since 1975. Any suggestions appreciated.
 

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10-26-23, 12:39 PM
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I have never seen a shower arm that was soldered.
 
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Old 10-26-23, 12:15 PM
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You're speaking about the goose neck?

As far as I know I've seen soldered in shower heads.
 
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Yes. I want to replace this part where it is attached to the plumbing in the wall. Don't know if it is screwed inside the wall or soldered.
 
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I have never seen a shower arm that was soldered.
 
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That makes me feel better. I will try to unscrew it and go from there. Thanks.
 
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That's what I meant to say, Never seen one soldered.
 
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Thanks for clearing that up. I will give it a try and hopefully get it replaced.
 
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Just to close this out, I was able to get the shower arm off without destroying anything. Thanks for the replies.
 
 

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