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johnjh2o
Re: Leaking Shower Arm behind Wall

It sounds like American Standard has a bad run of shower arms. If you won't be happy with anything but that make shower arm I suggest you call American Standard and tell them the same thing you have posted here. Welcome to the world of plumbing. Like I have always said (we don't have any leaks we buy them)

John

dj1
Re: Leaking Shower Arm behind Wall

I find it a bit strange that AS arms leak and other arms don't. By now your 90 elbow is pretty worn out (judging by the amount of power you exerted on the arm in the photo) - replace the 90 elbow, like I suggested before, and use a standard arm with the same finish as AS - and start enjoying your showers!

If you want to call AS, they'll charge you s&h larger than buying a standard arm.

keith3267
Re: Leaking Shower Arm behind Wall
dj1 wrote:

If you want to call AS, they'll charge you s&h larger than buying a standard arm.

I contacted American Standard through the e-mail at their web site about a leaking flush valve Champion 3 toilet. They sent me an upgrade to a Champion 4 free, twice. The first one they sent was for a one piece toilet but mine is a two piece. They did not charge me shipping and handling for either one.

splishsplash
Re: Leaking Shower Arm behind Wall

I guess we will just try another 'style'? arm from AS and then switch brands if that doesn't work.
AS did send us the replacement arm free of charge and shipping.
I'm just interested in color and shape, not brand.
And Hub, being an annoyingly meticulous personality, did put on all new everything each time:) So nothing is worn out.
And yes, we too, in our world, have run into more than one part in a row that is defective. Just not in the shower arm category, until now.
I thank you for your time and advice.
jennifer

Dopper
Re: Leaking Shower Arm behind Wall

Old thread but felt I had to contribute.

I've soldered joints for years, getting pretty good at it. But I just installed a new shower valve and shower arm, with 5 threaded fittings. They pretty all much leaked a bit and I couldn't figure it out, changed the shower arm and female L amd it still leaked.

After reading the advice about the 8 rounds of teflon tape I realized I don't use enough teflon. Redid the threaded joints with 8-10 wraps of teflon and perfect.

DP

dj1
Re: Leaking Shower Arm behind Wall
Dopper wrote:

Old thread but felt I had to contribute.

I've soldered joints for years, getting pretty good at it. But I just installed a new shower valve and shower arm, with 5 threaded fittings. They pretty all much leaked a bit and I couldn't figure it out, changed the shower arm and female L amd it still leaked.

After reading the advice about the 8 rounds of teflon tape I realized I don't use enough teflon. Redid the threaded joints with 8-10 wraps of teflon and perfect.

DP

I'm glad you found my tip helpful.

here's another tip: experienced plumbers, who hate call backs, put a layer of plumber's dope and 8 times around with teflon tape.

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