What are sizes for shower arms?

Standard shower arms (the pipe that comes out of the wall) have a 1/2″ male pipe thread, and standard shower heads have a 1/2″ female pipe thread.

  • Your supply pipe probably measures near 3/4 inch outside but pipe is measured by inside diameter.
  • Are shower arms universal in size?

    The majority of modern shower heads are universal as they standardize on half-inch pipe threads. This includes both National Pipe Thread (NPT) as well as British Standard Pipe (BSP). First, 99 percent of shower heads sold everywhere are compatible with standard pipe sizes.

    How are shower arms measured?

    What to Measure: The size of the shower arm—that’s the pipe coming out of the wall. Measure its diameter as well as how far it sticks out. And note whether the threads are on the outside or inside of the pipe (that’s “male” and “female” in plumbing-speak).

    Are all shower heads 1/2 inch?

    Pretty much every shower head has the same connection in the United States, 1/2″ NPT. This is the standard! As long as you have the shower arm plumbing coming from your ceiling or your wall, you can choose whichever shower head you want and mount your shower head wherever you want.

    Are shower arms NPT?

    The shower arm connections are NPT (National Pipe Thread), which has a slightly tapered thread. Teflon tape is used with the threads to lubricate them and help the threads deform and create a seal.

    What is standard shower pipe size?

    1/2 inch
    The standard thread size for shower heads in the US is 1/2 inch. You don’t have to worry about fitting since the size of shower head threads is standardized.

    Do all shower arms unscrew?

    You don’t have to unscrew and remove the showerhead first — that’s up to you. If the shower arm won’t budge or it isn’t bent in a way that gives you a mechanical advantage, wrap a rubber glove around the pipe or put it on to get a better grip. The vast majority of the time, the arm will come off.

    Is it easy to replace shower arm?

    Replacing an old shower arm is a quick and easy home improvement task that you can easily check off your to-do list this weekend. But if you find the job is messier or more challenging than expected, don’t hesitate to call for backup.

    Which end of shower arm goes into wall?

    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.

    What is a shower arm and flange?

    Shower Components used as a pipe hole cover are called shower flanges. Shower flanges cover the hole where the shower arm attaches to the rough pipe in the wall. Shower arm wall plate flanges or escutcheons are decorative shower parts that give you a polished and finished design.