How can I extend my shower arm?

How can I extend my shower arm?

To extend a shower arm, you will actually need to replace the entire portion of pipe between the shower head and the wall with a longer section. You can find longer shower arms at home improvement stores selling from $10 to over a $100, depending on your decorative tastes.

What is standard shower arm length?

The American Standard 12-inch right angle shower arm is designed for wall mount applications and fits virtually all showerheads.

Are all shower head arms the same size?

Showerheads have a universal thread size in the United States and Canada, which is designated as ½-inch NPT. As a result, any locally sold showerhead should be compatible with your shower arm. The exceptions to this rule are showerheads sold in other countries, unconventional showerhead designs, or very old homes.

How are shower arms measured?

What to Measure: The size of the shower arm—that’s the pipe coming out of the wall. Measure its diameter as well as how far it sticks out. And note whether the threads are on the outside or inside of the pipe (that’s “male” and “female” in plumbing-speak).

Which end of shower arm goes in wall?

The correct direction allows the tape to stay on while tightening the arm to the wall fitting. The inlet end with the tape will go inside your wall fitting.

Are shower arms different sizes?

The standard thread size for modern-day shower heads in the United States is 1/2-inch NPT. Since the size of shower head threads is standardized, simply select the style of shower head you desire without worrying about fit. Amy Kingston has been a professional writer since 2001.

Do shower arms come in different lengths?

Available in four different lengths, with or without an escutcheon, we’re confident these shower arms will suit your standard installation just fine.

Are all shower arms the same?

Pretty much every shower head has the same connection in the United States, 1/2″ NPT. This is the standard! As long as you have the shower arm plumbing coming from your ceiling or your wall, you can choose whichever shower head you want and mount your shower head wherever you want.

What size is a standard shower arm?

Many customers will be sure they don’t have standard fittings since they measured their existing shower head or shower arm and they measured around 5/8″ or 3/4″. But most 1/2″ male fittings will actually measure about 0.8″ in outside diameter, and 1/2″ female fittings will be around 1″ outside diameter.

What is arm extension?

The Extension arm is designed to be used when extra reach is needed. The extension can be connected direct to a single fan or to a ducted system. The extension arm is suspended by a pivoting wall bracket close to the wall and a joint on the middle of the product, which makes it flexible in all directions.

What is a shower arm and flange?

A shower arm flange is a must to help give your shower a clean and polished look. The flange is used to cover the pipe from the shower to look great as well as protect the pipe from damage.

What is a shower head arm?

The shower arm is the pipe that connects your showerhead to the water supply pipe behind the wall. Lengths and styles vary, but an arm is often made of chrome steel and is about 12 inches long with a bend in the center. Both ends have 1/2-inch male pipe threads.