Removable showerhead won't fit on pipe

Old 04-08-18, 08:18 PM
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Removable showerhead won't fit on pipe

I bought a removable showerhead, but it's too big for the pipe in my shower. The pipe is 1" and the showerhead is 1 1/4". I guess I need some sort of pipe enlarger, but I'm not sure what search terms to use. Everything I'm finding when I try to search has one side male and one side female, and I need both sides to be female.
Old 04-08-18, 08:51 PM
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Standard shower arm is " about " outside diameter. Don't know where you are getting 1" from. Please post a picture.

Edit: do you mean an old fashioned ball joint shower arm or shower head? They do make adapters.
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Old 04-09-18, 03:28 AM
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As Ray stated a standard goose-neck shower pipe is 1/2 IPS (iron pipe size). Your shower head should screw directly into the goose-neck coming out of the wall.

This is a typical goose-neck found on 99% of all showers.

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Old 04-09-18, 05:26 AM
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Unscrew the fitting that is still on the gooseneck pipe coming out of the wall.

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