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cbhowards

02:36PM | 11/18/06
Member Since: 11/17/06
1 lifetime posts
The shower arm was plastic and broke. Why are these made of cheap plastic? The break is flush with the copper pipe. Any suggestions on how to remove?/ without damaging the copper pipe. I have purchased a new steel pipe to replace, which I think I can do once the broken piece is removed. I have tried to get something behind the pipe and tried to unscrew it from behind. Also, I have tried to break the remaining piece, but I am afraid of damaging the pipe or getting a piece stuck down the long shower pipe. Ideas?

Thanks,

Chris

doug seibert

03:22PM | 11/18/06
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
I've used an inexpensive tool for landscape sprinkler repair

to remove the plastic nipple....looks like a T-handle with an easy-out attached...

I think you'll have problems with galvanic action/corrosion if you use the galvanized in direct contact with the copper........

"...measure once.....cut twice....throw that one away and cut a new one...."


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