Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DrHitch Great shower head extension pipe; lowers head by 2"
Removed old shorter shower pipe to give slightly lower height to shower head. Easy to install. Be sure to get teflon tape for both ends of threads and wrap chrome with a rag before tightening. Don't over-tighten the connection into the wall.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KT Works good!
Works good. Easy to install and the shower head screws right on with a little Teflon tape.
August 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JimBob353 Fit for purpose
It's a shower arm. The escutcheon is suitable. There is a minor risk of leakage at the penetration. There is no gasket or seal of any sort. Some silicone is warranted.
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bridgebuddy Home Repair
Old pipe developed a leak as previous owners did not have water conditioner and well water is highly acidic. This arm and flange is just what I needed. No problem with installation.
April 19, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BradZ basic 8 inch shower arm and flange
Installation was a little difficult. I removed the old shower arm because the shower arm was permanently attached to the shower arm. After 8 or so years, the shower head was rusted to the shower arm. I wrapped two cycles of Teflon tape, installed the shower arm, did not install the flange initially, and lightly attached the new shower head. Using a flashlight, I ran the shower and watched for leaks.
I noticed drops of water leaking from the joint. So I removed the shower head and shower arm, removed the Teflon tape and wrapped 4 cycles of Teflon tape. This time, everything worked. Removed the shower head and installed the flange. This is a basic set. Less expensive than the one made by Kohler. It works properly.
January 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ed Shower Head attachment
Replacement for basement shower works perfect for the price.
January 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jacob Poor quality, and not much cheaper than a good part elsewhere
I bought this shower arm as my wife had been wanting the showerhead to be further out from the wall so it could hold a shower caddy better. I thought "oh, this will be an easy project." Well, of course the old one was real brass and had been installed with pipe dope, so it broke off in the removal process. I did manage to eventual get the broken piece out. But that aside, the drop ear elbow (the part in the wall into which the shower arm threads) was also brass and old and a little bit worn (thus a bigger hole). When threading this cheaply made part into the fitting, I could not pick up any tension on the threads before it bottomed out in the fitting. That was my dry check. I put Teflon tape on the threads, and still no luck. I cleaned it off and put on more tape (6-7 wraps), and still no luck.
At this point, I thought I was looking at taking apart my wall to replace the elbow. But luckily I was holding the old part by the new. The old felt heavier, more solid. I have calipers, so I measured them. This cheap part was about .790 - .795 inch diameter. The old part was about .810-.813. Looking at the standard designations for pipes such as this part was labeled, the dimension of my old piece was proper and this one from Glacier Bay was terribly undersized. My thinking is that in new construction, maybe with some plastic fittings like CPVC, this undersized part might get by. But in existing homes with older plumbing, it just will never work.
So, I went online and found some similar looking pieces, and some had specs with them that said .813 diameter. Bought one and it measured true when I received it. I've installed it and it is drip-free. I've made up my mind never to buy anything Glacier Bay. There is no sense in trying to go cheap on plumbing fittings. But the funny thing is that the piece I got online was only a couple bucks more, and it would have saved me hours of headache and showering in the kids' bathroom waiting for the good part to arrive.
The Ease of Installation gets a '1' also since it just could not be installed successfully with how undersized it was made. The other thing is, this is not a quality issue or manufacturing problem on Glacier Bay's part. This must be a conscious decision they have made to reduce the diameter of this part to save money.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by shopper712 Good replacement part
Bought this shower arm because the one that came with the shower fixture had started leaking after less than a year. When I removed the old arm, I could see that the threads had started corroding and were stretched. The arm was attached to a spray head and 6 foot hose, so the stress of the hose being tugged around probably was too much for the threads. The new arm is heavier than the old arm and made of thicker material. It installed easily and I think it will last longer.
April 7, 2015