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Shower head partition wall mount.

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by lonspwi, 11 Jun 2007.

  1. lonspwi

    lonspwi

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    I need to mount a large Rainshower type showerhead from a partition wall. The wall is in the preparation stage with the aquaboard cut to size ready for fixing to the studs I want a secure mounting for the 1/2" showerhead pipe that falls between the studs. Is there such a plumbing item, or will I have to improvise :eek: using a right angle 1/2" fitting ?
     
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    It's normal to use a backplate elbow, unless you have a reason not to.

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    with the weight of them these large shower heads can be a pain to get a solid fix sometimes, What about bring it out the ceiling if it not all in one piece with the arm
     
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    Before putting up the aquapanel, put an extra noggin in the wall where you want the shower head to fix a backplate elbow to.
     
  6. lonspwi

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    No, it's got to come out of the wall.
    I'll adapt the backplate elbow by bolting it to a length of right angle steel and screwing that to a noggin. I just dont trust the backplate elbow screwed into wood supporting that weight on its own.

    Thanks for the help !
     
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    I think that might be overkill.

    When I do these I solder a backplate elbow (in preference to the compression one that I pictured above) onto the riser pipe - with the extra rigidity provided by the copper tube I've never had a problem just screwing the b.e. into wood.
     
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