Jun 26, 2012, 03:53 PM
I was going to replace my shower head when I realized there is no male end of the shower arm connecting to the showerhead instead there is a ball inside the showerhead that connects to the shower arm. There is no way to disconnect that from it. I wanted to try to replace the shower arm with a new shower arm that had male ends on both sides. I used vice grips and channel locks and also put WD-40 and gave it all my muscle... is there anyway that the shower arm is completely connected to the pipes behind the wall and the only way to get the shower arm out is by replacing the pipes or have shower arms always been made with a male end that connets behind the wall? Also I pulled and pulled on the shower arm a good half inch came out of the wall but I still didn't see any threads.