I need to attach a 2.5 inch straight pipe nipple for a showerhead mount
instead of the gooseneck type and wonder what tools are used for that as
there is no bare pipe left to grab with a pipe wrench and I do not want to
use it on the outside threaded part. I know there are nipple extractors
that grab the inside of the pipe. Are there reverse application tools?
depending on the situation I have used the follwing tools succesfully (no
leaks, no visible damage)
1. channel lock stylepliers
2.. vise grips
3. regular pipe wrench
4. internal pipe wrench
On 1/8/2005 12:37 AM US(ET), Dmitri took fingers to keys, and typed the
I am not a plumber, so I don't know if such a tool exists. My only
suggestion would be to wrap a piece of rubber around the threads (like a
piece of inner tube) and use the pipe wrench (carefully) on the threads.
I know there is a tool ( forgot the name) that is used specifically to
remove and install chrome shower goosenecks. It is similiar to an oil
filter wrench only it has cloth to grasp around the pipe so it does not
scratch. You could probably use it in your application so as to not
damage the threads.
<< Are there reverse application tools? >>
I have a cam type internal whatchamacallit that works in either direction. For
a one time project, though, you could use a couple of conduit nuts (the jam nut
priciple) with appropriate wremches. HTH
At a moment like this, I'd suggest to screw the nipple into the shower head.
Teflon tape it. And teflon tape the other end. Use the showerhead to hold
the nipple, crank the showerhead. Say a prayer, and hope for the best.
Christopher A. Young
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