Removable showerhead won't fit on pipe


  #1  
Old 04-08-18, 08:18 PM
S
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: USA
Posts: 1
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
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.
 
  #2  
Old 04-08-18, 08:51 PM
ray2047's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 33,581
Received 13 Votes on 11 Posts
Standard shower arm is " about " outside diameter. Don't know where you are getting 1" from. Please post a picture. https://www.doityourself.com/forum/e...-pictures.html

Edit: do you mean an old fashioned ball joint shower arm or shower head? They do make adapters.
 
Attached Images   

Last edited by ray2047; 04-09-18 at 04:48 AM.
  #3  
Old 04-09-18, 03:28 AM
Norm201's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 9,958
Received 341 Votes on 307 Posts
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.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=...23355938926666
 

Last edited by Norm201; 04-09-18 at 03:49 AM.
  #4  
Old 04-09-18, 05:26 AM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 27,044
Received 899 Votes on 825 Posts
Unscrew the fitting that is still on the gooseneck pipe coming out of the wall.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: