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The weight of the arm and rain head is too heavy for fixing

It seems like the weight of the arm and rain shower plate will be far to heavy for the backplate elbow I've installed behind the tiles. how am I going to fit these now?

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    Instruction call for caution when installing a grohe rain shower head in a shower with sheet rock (blue board) wall.The weight of the head is about six pounds. Is there any easy method for reinforcement without tearing down walls or installing and getting leaks because of the weight.



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Can you at all shorten the length of the arm to make the head lighter or can you do the adjustment near the tiles up tighter apart from this attach unsightly bracket from the head back to the wall at worst mate start pulling tiles off ouch ! wish i could more help glenn..

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