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Grohe 2700 7000 shower head leaks at wall

2-year-old installation. Water running out between wall and mounting fixture. Not sure how to remove fixture from wall to check what's leaking.

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SOURCE: leak where Grohe shower head attached to the threaded pipe

using a pair of vice grips wrapped in a soft towel( to prevent scractching) turn the shower head in a counter clockwise direction to remove it then apply liquid teflon (real-tuf) to the threads on the shower arm and tighten the shower head but dont over tighten it liquid teflon is more effective at sealing leaks than teflon tape and it can be wiped clean

Posted on Dec 03, 2009

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