How can I make my shower arm longer?

To extend a shower arm, you will actually need to replace the entire portion of pipe between the shower head and the wall with a longer section. You can find longer shower arms at home improvement stores selling from $10 to over a $100, depending on your decorative tastes.

How long is a standard shower arm?

The American Standard 12-inch wall mount right angle shower arm fits virtually all showerheads and is available in multiple finishes. The American Standard SHOWER ARM & FLANGE reflects the innovation and high quality standards of one of the most respected names in home products for more than 130 years.

Do shower arms come in different sizes?

The good news is that for most homes, there is a straightforward answer: Showerheads have a universal thread size in the United States and Canada, which is designated as ½-inch NPT. As a result, any locally sold showerhead should be compatible with your shower arm.

How long should a rain shower head arm be?

Most rain shower heads deliver a gentle, unmodified spray. Mounted on a standard 6‐inch 45° arm, water will not shoot out with the same force or distance of a regular shower head.

Can you add an extension to a shower head?

You can adjust its reach by adding an extension. If this addition is made of a cheaper material such as plastic, it may require more frequent replacement than the showerhead.

How do you measure a shower arm?

What to Measure:

  1. 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.
  2. The distance from the shower arm to the ceiling (if it’s within about 2 feet).
  3. The length, width and height of your shower stall.

How far from wall should rainfall shower head be?

When mounted on the ceiling, rain shower heads deliver on their promise of giving you that “rainfall” effect. Typically, the heads in this case would be at least 6–12 inches wide, and you’d need a shower arm that’s 3–6 inches away from the wall.

Is there a way to make shower head taller?

The easiest and most affordable way to raise the height of your shower head is with an adjustable shower arm. This type of shower arm attaches to your existing shower arm pipe, acting as an extension, and then you can attach your existing shower head.

How do you measure your shower arm?

Which end of shower arm goes in wall?

inlet end
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.