Fixed Shower Arm Install Guide
*If you are not comfortable performing the installation yourself or run into any issues following the installation, please consult a professional plumber.
Starting at the inlet end of the arm (the longer section of the arm), wrap the plumber's tape clockwise 5 full turns around the threads tightly. The correct direction allows the tape to stay on while tightening the arm to the wall fitting. The inlet end with the tape will go inside your wall fitting.
- Slide the shower arm flange on the shower arm, then begin to thread the longer section of the arm clockwise into your wall fitting. Thread the arm straight to avoid cross-threading.
- Hand-tighten the arm to your wall fitting. As the shower arm tightens, you should begin to line it up so the water outlet is pointing downwards (the final position). If you feel it is too loose and the shower arm is still turning fairly easily, then continue to tighten the arm for an additional turn.
CautionWARNING: If you turn the arm counterclockwise at any point, please re-tape the threads and start over again.
- Run water (ideally with a shower head installed) for at least 90-seconds and inspect the wall and shower head joint for leaks.
- After the leak check, affix the shower arm flange permanently to the wall with sealing caulk. Apply the sealing caulk to the back of the shower arm flange, where it will come into contact with the wall. Wipe off excess caulk using a damp sponge. The shower arm is now ready to use.