replacement shower head - too heavy??

janeb_mdApril 9, 2012

we wanted to replace a 20-year old shower head with a new, more forceful model. However, the one I ordered (a Jaclo) is about 1.5 pounds heavier than the existing head, and my husband is concerned that it will put too much pressure on the shower arm. Has anyone else run into this? Is he being overly-cautious?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Billl

He's being overly cautious. The arm is a metal pipe. You'll put more than 1 lb of pressure on it just adjusting the head. No problem .

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 2:33PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
SparklingWater

janeb, are you replacing the arm yourself? Due to a snag in the action and needing a working shower, my old arm got put back on. :(

I think a new arm is beyond me however, as I believe there are valves etc...

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 4:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
janeb_md

no, we want to keep the arm - just screw on a new shower head.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 2:16PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Newbie needs help with bathroom remodel
As a disclaimer, this is my first time remodeling a...
tigo35466
Vote Now on Color Plan 1, 2, or 3!
I have been planning the bathroom remodel for two years...
nancyinmich
Is Bostik TruColor grout very good?
A salesman in a tile shop recommended Bostik TruColor...
janesylvia
TIGHT Space for Mirrors (Between the Light Fixture and Backsplash) :(
We are coming into the home stretch. Although there...
Monrovia Mom
My afterthought bathroom REVEAL
I was doing a major remodel on a guest bathroom and...
shappy22
Sponsored Products
Vintage House by Park B. Smith Shower Curtain - BRAS40-NBL
$40.99 | Hayneedle
Pink Arabesque Shower Curtain Set
$11.99 | zulily
La Toscana Diverters Novello Thermostatic Shower Valve in Chrome 86CR690TH
Home Depot
Toto Traditional Series A TS300F41 Hand Shower - TS300F41-CP
$52.99 | Hayneedle
DreamLine Shower Enclosures Unidoor Plus 30-3/8 in. x 60-1/2 in. x 72 in. Hinge
Home Depot
BAZZ Recessed Lighting Vapor Shield for Recessed Lighting Kits Blue VAP101
$7.09 | Home Depot
Outdoor Shower Company 9 in. Shower Head - GL-BREEZE-9
$539.91 | Hayneedle
LEDme 4" Shower Trim by WAC Lighting
$38.00 | Lumens
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™