What is the pipe connected to the shower head called?

shower arm

To confirm the terminology, a shower arm is the short length of the pipe that comes out of the wall and connects to the showerhead. Shower arms typically have a slight bend near their middle, and they almost always have threads on both ends.

What is the white tape for a shower head?

Plumbers tape

Plumbers tape is known by quite a few names, it can be called: Teflon Tape or PTFE tape. But whatever name it is called it always does the same thing.

What is a shower head filter?

A shower head filter is a filter system installed in the shower to ensure that any water flowing through the shower receives adequate treatment before reaching the skin.

What is the thing called that holds the shower head?

shower riser rail

The most common shower head holder is usually attached to what is known as a shower riser rail or shower slider rail.

What is a shower diverter?

If you have a shower-tub combination in your bathroom, the shower diverter valve is what allows you to divert the water back and forth between the tub faucet and the showerhead. Though they are typically very simple devices, shower diverters may malfunction and need replacing once in a while.

What are the different types of shower drains?

The Two Main Types of Shower Drains

  • Point Drains.
  • Linear Drains.
  • Three-Piece Drain.
  • One-Piece Drain.
  • Multipiece Shower Drain.

Do you need thread tape for shower head?

Most shower heads seal to the shower arm using a rubber washer. If that’s the case with yours, the purpose of the threads is more to hold the washer tight, not provide a seal, and teflon tape or thread sealant compound are not useful.

Should you use plumbers tape on shower head?

It is always best to use teflon tape when installing a shower head and that’s why we include it at no extra charge with every shower head we sell.

Do you use Teflon tape on shower valves?

Many modern valves have replaceable cartridges that can be swapped when they wear out rather than having to replace the entire valve. But onto your actual question: Teflon tape will be fine if used properly (wrapped in the right direction, not torn, etc). You may consider using high-density tape.

Are all shower head connectors the same?

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 head fittings universal?

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. The exceptions to this rule are showerheads sold in other countries, unconventional showerhead designs, or very old homes.

What size are shower head threads?


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.

Do shower hoses fit all showers?

Shower hoses might all look the same to the untrained eye, but the cones on the ends can differ, which affects how the hose fits on to your riser or bracket. The wrong size will be difficult to fit, and a poor fit could cause your shower head to slip during showering.

Are all shower heads and hoses Universal?

Do all shower heads fit all hoses? Generally, all shower hoses are universal. Most shower hoses are standardized to fit the 1/2-inch thread for NPT and BSP.

Are all shower hoses the same size?

Shower hose length

While you will generally find standard hose lengths of 1.25, 1.5, 1.75 and 2 metres, it is important to note that you may need a different length depending on your set-up.

Are there different types of shower hoses?

Shower hose lenght

There are four standard sizes: 1.25m, 1.50m, 1.75m and 2m. However, in our catalogue you will find even longer hoses to suit all needs. There are three important criteria to consider when choosing the length and these are the height of the household members and the height of the water tap.

What difference does the bore size make on a shower hose?

A high flow shower hoses has an internal diameter of at least 10mm will deliver more water with very little pressure loss compared with a small bore shower hose (typically 8mm). Small bore shower hoses are ‘standard’ and supplied with many new shower mixers so changing to a high flow shower hose may have a huge effect.

Do all shower heads fit the same UK?

In the UK we classify the ‘thread-size’ of pipes that are used in showers to fit shower heads and hoses, as 1/2 Inch BSP. BSP stands for British Standard Pipe, but do not be fooled by the use of British in the name, BSP is actually a standard that has been adopted to be used internationally.