Is there a way to cut and re-thread a shower pipe that is already coming out of the wall?
You Can but typically the pipe for the shower head that is coming out of the wall is just a short piece of pipe that you should be able to remove easily enough by unscrewing it. Then you can just replace that piece with a new one. == Answer== Do the same as above but make sure your shower arm is not floppy, if it is you could tear up the riser coming to the arm. Be very carefull.
I am assuming you are talking about the curved pipe coming out of the wall leading to your shower head. In order to change it, simply unscrew it counter-clockwise using a pipe wrench. To install the new one, make sure you use pipe sealing compound and wrap the jaws of the pipe wrench with tape to prevent the finish from marring.
It all depends how it was attached in the first place. Most are fitted to the shower pipe where it comes through the wall. There are attachments and clips to do this. My shower pipe has a TEE fitting on the end with one leg going to an overhead shower and the other to the handheld. There are many variations of this. Cruise your plumbing aisle of HD or Walmart and you will find lots.
How do you fix the clicking noise coming from the valve behind your shower wall after taking a shower if you were told it might be a valve adjusting for pressure?
The diameter of the size of pipes that lead to most conventional domestic shower heads range from around 40mm-170mm.This all depends on which purpose you intend to use your shower for, whether it be a serious showerer or just for a casual sprinkle. If you intend to use your shower for pleasure it is recommended that you invest in steel re-inforced 180mm pipe.
What to do with very loud daily gurgling sounds along with gas smells coming from the shower drain in a second floor apartment of a 9 story building and a plumber says all seems OK?
In General the leak itself would be considered a maintenance issue. Maintenance of the home is not covered under a homeowners insurance policy. However, If your policy includes coverage for "Accidental Water Discharge", then any resulting damage may be covered under that portion of your policy once you have fixed the leak. Accidental Water Discharge coverage will pay to fix the resulting damage, but only after you have performed your required maintenance. Just call a…
What is wrong if the toilet in the basement got clogged up and when you plunged it water and other junk came up the shower drain and you heard a gurgling noise in the sink?
Sounds like the main pipe is clogged. That's the big drain pipe that all three (toilet, shower, sink) are hooked too. When you plunge the tiolet it pushes back up the shower and sink instead of going down the clogged main pipe. The main pipe might need to be roto-rootered out. You could try some super heavy duty, pour in drain cleaner first. It might work.
There are several possibilities; some of them indicate plumbing problems, and some of them are just consequences of physics. If the ceiling in the room with the shower drips all over during a hot shower, it may simply be that water vapor from the hot water is condensing on the relatively cool ceiling and dripping. If the ceiling in the room with the shower drips in a particular place, then it may be that the…
Depends. What it is broke off in. Sometimes you can use a hacksaw blade and cut through the male part just through the threads and then pry out the piece. I have sometimes had to make three cuts and take the pipe out in sections. If it is in another pipe and you can heat the end, this will loosen the pipe and an E Z out or extractor can be used to back out…
Just installed a new shower with new copper pipes going from galvanized pipe now there is very little water pressure why?
NO!!!!!! YES---If you have a two inch drain pipe on your tub. A tub/ shower drain should be 2" in diameter. A shower drain is 2" in diameter. If you have a 1 1/2" tub drain you g to where it ties into your 3" line and cut out the fitting it attaches to add a new fitting for 2" pipe and replumb back to your tub and tie in the shower drain then. If…
Shower runs when tub runs and end of pipe out of the wall cracked off yesterday do you need a plumber?
Because by flushing the toilet while using the shower, you have removed some of the water pressure on the cold side. This decreases the amount of water flowing to the shower head. Therefore changing the mix more toward the hot side. Answer this is also due to incorrect pipe size installation of cold piping. increasing the pipe sizing will solve the problem Installing a "pressure balanced" shower valve will fix the problem as well.
This is not an uusual as when the toilet is flushed more cold water is drawn usually from the cold water pipe that suplies the shower with cold water so generaly the water under the shower gets hotter. The only way to stop this from happening is to lay an extra pipe all the way to the ater suply point, or fit a pump to maintain the presure