I have a shaving mirror that threads to the shower pipe like a shower
head. The shower head then threads onto the shaving mirror assembly.
this pic makes things clear
Recently the whole mirror assembly started leaking water in different
locations. I would like to remove it. The problem is that is stuck.
I tried different wrenches and even some WD40. It wont come off. I
don't want to apply too much force, as I may damage the shower pipe
Is there anything else I can try?
Maybe put a rag around the arm, and grip it with a pair of channellock
pliers? Then you may be able to get a second wrench around the head
threads. If the arm does move, you may want to take it out anyway to
re-seal the threads inside the wall. Or just get a new arm. They're
pretty cheap. Piece of cake. HTH. Tom
Slather the thing with substances specially made for loosening stuck pipes.
Hint: When replacing a threaded device, snug it up, then back off a
quarter-turn. This makes it easier to remove in the future. You may be able
to tighten the device that slack 1/4 turn to break the corroded weld.
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