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It has been seized by lime deposits. Ideally you should fill the tube from the shower head up to the valve with lime-remover solution, but this is a complex job. It involves removing the faucet and filling the pipe to the shower from the bottom - you would need special equipment for that. Without this equipment all you can do is to cover the shower head in a rag then drench it in lime remover solution. Let it rest for at least an hour the gently but firmly try to move it - jiggle it until the lime scales break . Beware, do not force it beyond its breaking point and don't forget to close the water during the procedure.

Posted on Apr 09, 2011

  • Azrael SRL Apr 09, 2011

    The same advice: wrap around the rag on the part closest to the thread and let the solution infiltrate - the rust and lime will dissolve and allow you to unscrew the pipe.



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Good Afternoon, GWBreish:

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