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Five Star Reviews:
Would i recommend to others
December 5, 2016
Short review: Would I buy this again? Would i recommend to others? The answer to both is an enthusiastic yes.
This is a nice, powerful, and inexpensive rain shower. My home's water pressure isn't great, so I'm happy that this compensates for that deficiency so well.
The adjustable arm is also very helpful to cope with whatever idiotic geometry your home builder chose for the shower plumbing.
I would only humbly offer a couple of suggestions to the manufacturer:
1) I see no harm in doing a version with fancier materials of construction. I also bought the "KES LP150 Bathroom Handheld Shower Head with Extra Long Hose and Bracket Holder, Brushed Stainless Steel" to complement the rain shower. I would have no problem paying an additional 20 USD for a version that uses the same brushed stainless steel as the KES.
2) Another note to take from the KES: the interface to threads. The KES unit uses a nut and a gasket to connect to shower threads. As a result, one only needs about a half-centimeter of threads to make a good seal. The Thunderhead, on the other hand, requires more than a centimeter (or more than is available on a shower head diverter) to make a good seal unless you add ample PTFE tape (which is included). There should just be a seal that works. The tape is too silly and untidy. I would pay an additional 10 USD to have a version that does this better.
On the other hand, if you're going directly from the wall to the Thunderhead, then my #2 complain will apply far less and in that case the review is closer to a 5-star for me. This is why I ultimately gave the system a 5: When used as advertised, it's pretty damn good.
Crazy wonderful spray!
May 19, 2016
This gives an amazing shower. We both love it, and probably take shorter showers. For all the pulsating, needle sprays, and what have you, there's no substitute for torrents of dihydrogen monoxide, and this delivers. It came with the flow restrictor not installed -- obviously the vendor knows why people buy this.
Fortunately, we have a flow adjuster on the shower control valve. Running this at full volume for the duration of a shower would be ridiculous. Most of the time I have the flow set to minimum or near-minimum. For wetting up and rinsing off, I let rip, and it does its job.
If you don't have a flow control on your valve, I'd suggest replacing it with one that does. It will simply be too wasteful otherwise, and if your drain is a bit clogged, your shower stall will flood. But with that proviso, it's worth it.
Best shower I ever took!
January 10, 2016
This is truly an amazing shower experience! Same as some other folks that reviewed this product, I too took the flow control valve out; this is easily done with small flat-nosed pliers. The shower head was very easy to install and the extended arm makes it easy to position overhead.Since I am the only person using that shower, I did not have to change it's height once established. I tilted the head facing forward a bit; this way, it is easier to take a shower without washing my hair.
I am extremely pleased with this product; kudos to the manufacturer! The only suggestion I could make, is that it would be produced in an alternative finish, chrome for example, but the color is in no way a deal-breaker, compared to the awesomeness of the experience! You gotta try it for yourself!
Updated October 2016
All my guests love this shower head and ask me where I got it; of course I tell them and I forward the link to them. I also bought one as a gift for my sister and she is raving about it. So is my mom, who is the pickiest person I know. A truly great product!
and they'd thank you because it feels so good. I won't admit I took out the flow ...
January 3, 2016
You could drown someone with this, and they'd thank you because it feels so good. I won't admit I took out the flow restricter, but I took out the flow restrictor and am thinking about putting it back in. I like long showers and before this I could not run my 80 gallon water heater out of hot water taking a shower. With the flow restrictor out and my other shower head going, I can run it out, so either I need to run one or the other, shorten my showers, or put the restrictor in and see how well it works with 2.5 gallons a minute. It isn't as classy looking as many of the shower heads I've looked at or owned, but damn.... it feels good. Excellent coverage and just drenches you like a warm monsoon storm.
OMG SOOOOO AWESOME!!!
August 29, 2014
This thing is AWESOME!!!!!!! I have bought many different rain shower heads in the past, and NONE OF THEM ARE AS AWESOME AS THIS ONE!!!!!! The pressure is AMAZING!!! Its easy to install and it can move around so you can easily position it to your liking. And its a REAL RAIN SHOWER HEAD! Its not any cheap ole shower head , this thing is for real! Its huge too! We all love it in my house! I HIGHLY recommend this!!!
Good construction and value. Works well!
October 5, 2016
So, I bought this because someone wrote a review saying that the nut used to connect it to your shower arm coming out of the wall was one that could twist/spin, to allow for the extender arm to be positioned exactly as you wish. Well, that review was written in 2013, and the manufacturer has since welded the nut. I was worried, but there was no need to be. The welded nut went on perfectly, and positioned just right.I've not noticed the "this materials used are so thin" reviews that some others complain of. It installed without any bending or twisting. I mean, it has a nut that you use a wrench to tighten (using a cloth over, to prevent scratching). Are these people just twisting it on and using the arm itself to tighten? Of course it will bend and mangle using that method! Install it using proper methids, and you should be fine.Someone else linked a different (preferred, to them) arm in their review that has a larger diameter tubing ... insinuating that this tubing on this is too small for adequate water flow. Nonsense! There is plenty of water flow from this ... and we have just average water pressure. I DID take the diverter out of the shower head we bought to go with it, and it works brilliantly.P.S. the reviewer who posted the above-mentioned link to a larger diameter arm failed to mention that the larger arm was also twice the price of this one! Umm ... duh. Of course you get more when you pay more.The joints on this unit are strong, and the arm stays in place with the rainshower head attached. No weird engineering required, and the joints just tightened by the thumbscrews.I would buy this product again. A good value, and a good price.
Easy Install, Works Like A Charm
July 29, 2016
This is the second time I've purchased this adjustable shower arm and I does everything I need it to do. I initially order this device because the water pipe coming into the bathroom shower (in my rental unit) was way too low for me (I had to crouch to get under the water) - so this gave the needed extension I was looking for. Installation was very simple, including the use of the sealant tape that comes with the product. I've owned and used the first one I purchased for about two years (the second one was a gift), and I've had ZERO issues with leaks or the screw tighteners at the joints. Two years after installation, it's in the same position as I've originally installed it. I will add though that I don't use a heavy shower head (one of those plum-sized screw-in heads with no hose/attachments). So read other reviews if you're using something heavy.PROS:- Easy to install- No leaks / no weak joint screws (with a light shower head)- Easy to adjust positionCONS:- might not be able to handle very heavy shower heads* photo shows the product. I was able to gain 8 additional inches of vertical compared to my original faucet installed unusually low. Now I don't have to crouch.
March 26, 2016
Put two of them together for a real rain shower experience. I had one of the extenders and the rain head for almost two years but the other day thought to buy another extender to give me more height. Im 6ft and have more than 6 inches of clearance. FYI, the two extenders are the same brand. I went with the same because the first one lasted so long with no issues. Also, I move frequently so it has been installed and uninstalled 6 times in two years. No leaks, no problems.
Does the job
March 27, 2015
At 6'1" and my wife 5'2" our shower needs are quite different. This shower arm solves everything. We have a rain head with a shower handle. The head came off ,attached the new shower arm then reattached the head. Works great. And the separate shower handle was uneffected.
It's a shower arm, you don't need to put that much thought into this purchase, I promise.
March 14, 2015
PROS:-Solid construction-Easy to adjustCONS:-Shorter than you'd think, but nowhere near a deal breakerI got this as an extension for the AKDY 8" rain shower head, it does exactly what it needs to, it's like Inspector Gadget, except only the extendo-arm. I was actually surprised because I was honestly expecting half of it to be plastic, but it was entirely metal, which afirmed my beliefs that I will never have a problem with this thing. The screws tighten nicely, you can put it at whatever position you want easily, not much else to say. Only real downside is that ten inches(probably more likely 9 the way most people have it set up) is really less than you'd think. I'm considering getting a 12"-14" arm to replace this one day. Until then, it does the job well.[04-30-16] EDIT: Still using this same shower arm with the same rain shower head. It still works decent, but if I move the shower head too much, it's pretty much guaranteed to lose its tightened hold. I don't really ever move the shower head though, so it isn't a real problem, just something to take into account when guying this. Still feels solid when I do tighten it though, I don't expect the fasteners to break any time soon.
March 11, 2015
Adjustable and works great!
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Four Star Reviews:
Easy Install, nice flow.
September 23, 2015
Very easy to install, literally just unscrewed the old head, wrapped the Teflon tape (all of it) that came in the box, and screwed the new head in, no tools need.
-Before taking the flow-control test it with and without, depending on the pressure in your particular area it will determine what is the best option for you.
I took a star off the review because when first installed it was leaking water from the shower connection and one of the joints, I had to add a ruber ring on the shower connector to stop the leaking there (additionally to the Teflon tape) however the joint leak is still there, I left it be because its not really that bad.
Anyone knows a quick fix for the joint leak?
Good product but not as good as reviews show.
August 2, 2015
This shower head had GREAT reviews and i liked what i saw so i went ahead and bought it, installation was easy and looks great with my white tile bathroom. I removed the flow valve during installation thinking this was going to give me a bit more pressure but all in all this shower head actually has a bit less pressure than my old conventional shower head BUT this shower head still has good pressure and you feel like you are in the pouring rain under it i love the feeling. It is big and has many nozzles, this shower head doesnt feel or work like its expensive in my opinion but it wasnt and it does the job so no complaints here besides the fact that i expected a bit more pressure. Will buy again when i move and hopefully all the nozzle's work perfectly on the next one i buy.
Wanted to love it more than I do :(
January 10, 2015
I like it, but I don't love it as much as I wanted to. I chose this when my hand held shower head that had a massage speed on it died. I had it set on the in-between massage and "regular" setting & never really used any of its other settings. I decided the fixed head would be ok because I really only use the "hand held" feature when I scrub the shower. This this is big enough that it would rinse well enough for that. And it does.
What I don't like about it: It is so big that it uses so much water that I end up running out of hot water if I'm not done in about 10-12 mins. That's usually a long enough shower, but if I'm shaving my legs it takes me a little longer. (And I do not take scalding hot showers.) We did remove the flow restrictor. I have thick hair and I need enough force to penetrate my mane! It does and adequate job at that. Also, the head is really hard to adjust/swivel. The instructions tell you to use one hand to support the joint when moving, but I'm still afraid I'm going to break it. It does not adjust easily. I will use it for a while, but probably will go back to one of the hand held models eventually.
Does the gentle rainfall thing, but it sure is ugly
June 9, 2014
I struggled for a long time on which showerhead to get for a variety of reasons. This one was highly rated and no extra arm was required to install decently (a big plus), plus the flow constrictor was supposedly easily removed (it was super easy, an even bigger plus). Also I liked the rubber nipples on the jets being easy to clean (my last rainfall showerhead died partly because the double arm joints gaskets went, which will always be a single point failure on those designs, and partly because gradually I could no longer get all the limescale off with CLR).
Ultimately I got this one because I take most of my showers at the gym so it doesn't matter, but it's a shame this big old honking showerhead is so...WHITE. And PLASTIC. And BIG. I don't mean deluxe kind of big exactly, just TEXAS kind of big. I miss my silver puck little 3.5" rainfall showerhead that--shockingly--gave the exact same shower experience as this Thunderhead that I completely forgot I got this big old new one until I looked up and saw this giant white UFO hovering above my head. The Thunderhead...it's nice, it does it's job, but this is like the Chevy Suburban of showerheads, when a nice like stainless steel Rav-4 would have done the same job and looked way cuter. It's also hard to get used to the fact that I can't easily move it like my last one, or swivel it to clean the shower. When it dies, I think I'll go back to the moveable, sleek silver one.
no more quick showers!
August 31, 2011
Installed and used it hours after delivery. My house is unfortunately not blessed with great water pressure. I have lived in a place where our water pressure was like a fire hose blasting at you and I must say, there is nothing I miss more than that type of water pressure. I bought the exact same shower head my old place had hoping I can get the same pressure but no luck. It wasn't even close. Then I ran into this shower head at our local fair and it looked impressive in their demos. I was very hopeful to get the same result when I get myself one. I got this here for $70 cheaper by the way than what they were selling it for at the fair. I am very satisfied. It didn't have the pressure like it was in the demo but It was still many times better than my old shower head. Even with the pressure being mediocre there was so much water coming out that it was still very effective and gives a shower I haven't had in years. I didn't install the flow saver (I need all the help I can get). A house with better pressure than mine should be even better and might get a massaging type performance out of it. I don't get that at my house but I do get much more water flow than before which is so nice and relaxing. If I was to change 2 things about this product, I wish they had an option with chrome or brushed metal look. It doesn't match the rest of my bathroom but the performance is worth sacrificing the look. Also I wish it was little bit easier to change the head location. It has many options in how you can position it but it is a bit stiff to reconfigure. I can see some females (my wife) having a bit of a hard time changing its positioning which will result in being lazy to use it at it's best. My wife loves washing her long hair with this specially because it can be positioned low, close and even behind her head. She is less than 5 ft tall and can go low enough to have it just above her head (even touching her head). I hope this helps you. I would buy this again no problem unless it breaks with in a short period of time. Seems solid though and so far so good. Gave it a 4 only because I wish it did give me more pressure like the demo had.
Used two together - worked out great but requires support
June 21, 2017
Used two of these arms - one for extending height and one to center over shower (like an "L"), with Delta RP50841 (lighter square rain head). Worked out great because of adjustability. No leaks. I would have given these 5 stars, but the wing levers really do not hold position. I addressed this by adding a chrome chain from the wall for support. I'm okay with this because it looks "industrial" and is a temporary fix, but probably not preferred by most.
Useful but I wish it was sturdier
May 8, 2017
It is missing a sturdiness that could lend itself to holding up heavier faucets but it is useful for certain. We acquired a rainfall head and we wanted it to be positioned more towards the middle of the shower. Our shower head though does use a switching valve near the base of the main waterfall piece that will switch the water between the hand held and the overhead. due to the somewhat flimsy nature of this faucet extender it often requires adjustment while in the shower.
Easy to adjust height, extendable, what's not to like.
December 14, 2016
as compulsive movers, a hand held shower that I found on a discount years ago is the first thing that goes in the packing box (ikr? weird strokes for weird folks lol). But for washing pets, cleaning the shower stall, etc, I simply cannot go back to a standard wall/ceiling fixture. The one we have is the best for our needs and is one of the easier installs in the world. It also sits at 45 degrees so the added height is a great feature. In short we would never part with it.In our current home, however, the spout from the wall is way too low - even for this more stand-up contraption. Not an issue for my shorter build, but could not imagine how my taller husband managed. Thing is, he usually never complains about anything, so when he did moan about the low-height-and-hence-ducking, I started my hunt. After other unsuccessful attempts at extensions, the Delta extension fit the bill perfectly.Did I mention, that we also have a water filter attached to the whole thing? The whole damn thing looks like some p* mpd out alien fire sprinkler - lol, but hey, the softer hair, increased pressure, and the aah! moment when you step into the shower; is good dividends.Tip: Don't give up on the first attempt at install, my husband did, and I had no issues with installing and making this work with different parts made by different companies.One star knocked off for leaking at the elbow, (fixed that with a new valve I got from the HW store).
I'd opt for something longer. This is actually shorter by two inches than the one it replaces.
September 27, 2016
Usual high quality Delta plumbing product. Easy to install and extend my shower head further into the tub center.Some info from the seller.Backed by Delta Faucet's Lifetime Limited WarrantyChromeMounts to wallAdaptable with standard showersAdjustable up and down 18 inchesBrass ConstructionThe Delta 12-Inch Adjustable Shower Arm lets you adjust the height and angle of your standard or raincan shower head, extending it up and out. Whether you're looking for a few inches of added headroom or need to mount a raincan shower head without a ceiling-mount shower arm, this product puts control of your shower experience into your handsFrom the ManufacturerThe Delta brand is focused on being more than a maker of great products: we're using water to transform the way people feel every day. Our products are beautifully engineered inside and out with consumer-inspired innovations like Touch2O Technology, which lets you turn your faucet on and off with just a touch, to In2ition Two-in-One Showers that get water where you need it most using an integrated shower head and hand shower. We’re committed to making technology for faucets, showers, toilets and more feel like magic that makes your busy life a little easier, because we believe there’s a better way to experience water.This does work and it's a quality product so my criticism is more about the function. As it turns out, if you're in the shower and you're not that tall, which my wife isn't, then you can't reach the top portion to actually adjust this. And for me, a tall and pretty strong guy, I found that levers / little metal bars that are used to tighten and loosen the adjustment threads need to be pretty tight for the shower head to stay in the desired position. Not a big deal but when you're trying to loosen it to make an adjustment, it's actually pretty hard to do so if you're planning on adjusting your shower head height and angle per use, you might want to consider these thoughts.
As far as mission objective goes, it does the job.
January 2, 2015
Well it doesn't leak, which was the initial concern for this product. The knobs are small and the short handles hurt when you turn it, so I had to use a washcloth to reposition my Thunderhead shower head to the elevated position. It moved around due to the weight of the showerhead and I had to tighten it with serious effort to get it to stay in place. Then when I wanted to reposition it, a lot of effort (accompanied with some pain) was needed to loosen the knob from it's tight fastened position. Other than that, I feel the picture makes it seem longer than it looks in real life; it actually seems kind of short when you are holding it in your hand. I needed this because my wall pipe is located too low and my showerhead hits me in the face when I go to turn the water off, so as far as mission objective goes, it did the job.
May 27, 2013
Great product, it allows me to get the water in the best position for me and all the users with out having to turn the actual shower head, I love it and I am now outfitting the other shower with the same product.
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Three Star Reviews:
Works great at first, but wears out quickly, it's cheap for a reason.
March 25, 2017
I purchased this just over a year ago, if I'd reviewed it right away it would be an easy five star. The pressure is excellent, the best I've ever had, it has a very large head and makes my showers much faster and more enjoyable. My only initial complaint is that is only comes in plain white plastic, I'd rather have a nice metal one, but can't find one that compares in water pressure, also it can't move side to side so it's at kind of an awkward angle when it's fully screwed in. The reason I'm giving it only 3 stars is because it just doesn't hold up over time. After about a year the shower head has started falling down and I have to constantly adjust it, the connection to the water outlet also moves around every time I adjust it, it's not leaking, but still kind of annoying. This seems like a fantastic design that was just built with cheap materials. Give me a metal version that holds up for 10 years and I'd gladly pay 2-4x the price for it.
Really wanted to give this a great review. It's got a great spread
March 7, 2017
Really wanted to give this a great review. It's got a great spread, perfect pressure. All ports produce water spray....excellent. Unfortunately we had to start leaving a screw driver in the shower, the arm after a month or so would fall flat against the wall. Every night "DADDY! Can you fix the shower head!" I really wanted to like, when it's tightened and you're standing under the rain of hot water.....life is good, then it just falls. I'm sure you could swap out screws or put some type of lock tight on the screw, but I have 4 different sizes, 42" child 49" child, 61" spouse and then me. It's always being adjusted higher or lower. If you could leave in one place permanently......give it a shot. This unit has been replaced with something more suitable to adjustments.
December 6, 2016
The hinge doesn't hold itself in place like the photograph shows. I have to keep mine at a much higher angle because the shower head is so heavy. When it gets weighed down it collapses suddenly, so then the head sprays at the wall instead of at me.
I want to know how to fix the leaky pipe so I can enjoy the great water flow without the constant drip!
March 28, 2016
Overall, this product was just "okay". I bought it to replace another one I had that was leaking and causing interruption with the water flow. I opened this product up, installed it, and turned on the water. Right off the bat it started leaking right in the middle of the main pipe leading to the shower head. I enjoy the water flow, but if I try to stand anywhere near underneath the leaky pipe, I get a constant drip in my face, which is not pleasant at all. I would like to know how to fix this leaky problem, as it is the only thing I would change about this product.
Not Bad, but not as advertised
December 22, 2014
This shower head was just okay for me. I moved into my house April 2014 and this is the 3rd shower head we've had in an attempt to get better water pressure. I've concluded that it must be the house and not the shower head. The best thing I like about this is that it covers the entire body and not just one side so I'm not constantly having to turn around in the shower just to get all of my body parts wet. It didn't increase the water pressure, but rather gave the illusion that it did due to the numerous water jets. If you want more pressure, check your house's water pressure. If you want more water period, then this will suit your needs. It's not a bad product, but it definitely is NOT a high pressure shower head.
May 18, 2017
Poor job of holding position if shower head is very large or heavy. Despite continued tightening, comes loose at any adjustment. Way over priced for what it does.
Better if had an adjustable connection at supply connection
April 29, 2017
I installed this today and no matter how many times I tried, the arm would always be at a horizontal position for being able to be adjusted. In order to get it in the right position, I had to use a smaller rubber gasket connecting to the main supply pipe. It would have worked much better had the connection had a adjustable connection there as well. I would have given it 5 stars if that would have been the case. I do not know how the thinner gasket will work over time period I am worried that it will leak.
Better then plastic...
April 6, 2017
It leaks a bit out of one of the joints but its not too bad. Its better then the plastic one that came with my new head came with...
com/dp/B00WO3SRAG/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_39) which is pretty heavy for a metal shower head
January 29, 2017
I purchased this to extend my rainfall shower head (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WO3SRAG/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_39) which is pretty heavy for a metal shower head. I've had problems with it slipping in the beginning especially when first starting up the shower, so I've tightened both handles several times since I first set it up. So far, it hasn't slipped the past week but we will see how long it holds up. Will update and increase rating if it holds better as time passes.
Works but not great with heavier rain shower heads...
January 6, 2015
This faucet extender looks great and it might be just fine for a smaller shower head... however... it does not support much weight.I put a plastic rain shower head on the end of this extender and it drooped down with both hinges tightened after a few seconds. I then readjusted and tightened the hinges a bit more tighter than I was comfortable with. It holds now, but I am a bit worried about the long term viability of this extender.
This is not a 12 inch extension and restricts flow...
July 4, 2013
I gave it 3 stars because technically it works and it's cheap. You should know that this is not a 12" extension. It is a 9" extension, which is the same length as the Danze D481150 9-Inch Adjustable Shower Arm with High Flow, Chrome which has a larger diameter feed tube (for higher flow) with adjusters that are more sturdy and will work better with heavier shower heads such as the Moen S6320 Velocity Two-Function 8-Inch Diameter Rainshower Showerhead, Chrome which we also purchased here on Amazon.To sum up, the diameter of the tubing used in this product does not match the diameter of the Shower Arm coming out of the wall. It's much narrower and could restrict water flow, which is not something you want if you are using a Rain Shower type shower head. It's also very thin wall construction and flexed quite a bit during installation. It felt to me as though any really hard cranking on it with a wrench would probably bend it. The Danze I linked to above has the same diameter Tubing as our shower arm, so it matches better and in my opinion, is a higher quality product.
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Two Star Reviews:
February 4, 2017
I purchased this a few years ago and loved it. When my friend mistakenly broke it when she was staying at my apartment, I decided just to get another one. I bought it before the holidays but didn't have a chance to install it until 2 weeks ago because I was traveling. The base leaks with a steady drop coming from the seam. I tried everything but it's definitely defective and unfortunately it's too late for me to return. I won't buy another one because I'm not sure if the quality is the same as it was 4 years ago when I first bought it.
December 7, 2016
Bought this over a year ago from all the amazing reviews. I wanted to replicate a shower head I had used a while back that felt like I was standing outside during a rain storm. I liked this ok but it does not feel like a rain shower. It was kind of a hassle to install because it kept leaking and we had to make some adjustments. After a few months I noticed the rubber nozzles were turning yellow then black. We took it down and soaked it in bleach and gave it a good scrubbing. Had to do the same a few months later. Did it again last night and when we turned it on this morning, all this yellow stuff came raining down. So, I'm back on Amazon looking for a new shower head...
Won't stay up on it's own.
April 26, 2016
I saw this showerhead at a home and bath show and almost bought it there but I knew I could find it cheaper on amazon and luckily I was write, and I'm so glad I did.
This showerhead in theory is a great buy. It's cheap, and flexible and the showerhead is powerful and large.
However, after about two weeks, it stopped being able to hold itself up on it's own. You see, it keeps falling down, over and over. It will not stay up on it's own. I tried everything and short of using a bungee elastic cord, it won't stay up on it's own. I had to return it and get something else. I would avoid this product.
Needed a new shower head, mine started leaking after ...
January 2, 2016
Needed a new shower head, mine started leaking after about 12 years of use. Figured I would get this due to the size, big mistake...larger head doesnt do much other than run down my hot water heater quickly. Had to remove the restrictor to match my old shower heads pressure and it broke immediately so I cant re-install it. The elbows that allow for positioning dont really allow me to center the stream in my particular shower.
I am just not a fan of this shower head.
June 22, 2015
I am just not a fan of this shower head. As far as construction and quality goes, it is fine, although overpriced. But I just cannot get it in a good position. Either it is too far back and at a weird angle or it is too low and I keep bumping into it. Also, the force of the water is pretty weak and, compared to the other low flow heads I have, it takes a lot longer to get the soap off. So there goes the benefits of low flow.
Probably going to go back to what I had before.
The tightened constantly comes loose
August 3, 2017
Awful arm, the knob to tighten it constantly comes loose and causes the arm to fall so the shower head faces the wall.im constantly reangling this thing and can't wait to find a better one.
Meh, no. Would not buy again.
July 2, 2017
Got this with the Rainfall High Pressure 6 shower head. Not sure where the problem is but water pressure was greatly diminished and I removed the "whatever" from the shower head.
Does not work properly
May 29, 2017
Did not fit properly on our shower spout. When properly tightened it was off kilter by about 25 degrees. Making it unusable. Being 6'4" I was really looking forward to raising our shower head. Now I am searching for a new solution.
I would not recommend this shower arm.
March 3, 2016
I have been using this shower arm for about a week and am indifferent. The aesthetics are great and the material is quality including the joints which do not leak. The product falls short in function as the adjustable joints cannot be tightened reliably by hand.If you intend to use this shower arm with a heavy shower head such as a rainfall design, I would suggest that you look elsewhere. As others have pointed out the design of the wing nut tighteners is far from ergonomic. I have pretty incredible finger strength, and I struggle to tighten the joints enough to keep the shower head in place. Additionally, the handles are not comfortable to grasp, which exacerbates the issue. As such, I was required to use a wrench to tighten the base joint more permanently, which renders the adjustability function useless.I am considering returning this item and replacing it with something more satisfactory.
Cheaply Made Thin Pipe That Bends
May 14, 2015
Delta usually has good quality products. I've installed 2 of their shower heads before with no issues in the past 10+ years.This extension is cheaply made. The pipe flat out bent when I was turning it by hand. Additionally I don't consider myself to be a rather strong guy. I'm not exactly going out and winning any arm wrestling contests.My advice is skip on this product go to your local hardware store, and buy a more sturdy pipe and two connectors.
If your Rain Head is over a pound there is a good chance this will not hold it upright
August 17, 2014
For Smaller shower heads. If your Rain Head is over a pound there is a good chance this will not hold it upright. I have the Culligan C115 RainDIsk Showerhead. It's over a pound and it won't stay up. No matter how hard you tighten it, you have to watch it slowly droop down to vertical. This extension is really 9", but does look nice. It's design, not so much. Poorly implemented wing nut tighteners. If it just had knurled ends to keep from slipping it would work great.So far, I have tried filing the thin edges of the rotating parts to make them rougher and hold better. It worked right up until I ran warm water through it. That was enough to let it begin to fall again. Mostly I tightened it very tightly, with pliers and a bar through the handle for more pressure. Tried a wrench. Tighten it after every movement for best results. I tightened it many times right up to that point where it's about to break. It would still slip if the bar was 45 degrees or more from vertical. That's how you know it's a poor design rather than just not tightening it enough. Pretty disappointing, considering it's just a friction problem. I'm a tinkerer and I will find a solution, but you shouldn't have to go through all this. I'll probably insert some rough edged washers so it will grip.It's hard to believe more people aren't complaining about this. They must have lighter shower heads or not going past 45 degrees.
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Ours didn't last 2 months, enough said.
December 15, 2016
A few weeks past the return window and this thing fell apart, leaks around the edges and doesn't spray anymore. If you're looking at this one, move on and find something else. We bought it knowing we were taking a chance on the cheap price. Apparently, you get what you pay for. Buyer beware!
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October 16, 2016
I purchased 3 of these for my house. 2 of them can no longer support the weight and falls down at the joint. Had them installed less than a year now. . From the comments its a common occurrence. Who to I speak to to get this fixed. Other than that this is by far the best shower head I ever owner. Just need this to be repaired. It tiring having to hold up the shower head every time I need to shower. I recommend this to over 10 friends who bought it also. It says there is warranty but who do I contact?
October 1, 2016
Seemed awesome at first--good pressure, can easily be moved to reach different angles.
But a little over a month after getting it, the first joint no longer holds any weight so the head just falls down and hands there.
Too late to return :(
Definitely not worth the 40 bucks. Very cheap, ...
April 16, 2016
Definitely not worth the 40 bucks. Very cheap, plastic. Doesn't hold on the position I want it. Can't attach a filter to it. Well at least the filter I ordered. Overall very cheap and not even hard pressure as advertised. Definitely not worth the cash
Waste of money
March 19, 2016
Leaks from around outer edge. Shower head fills with water and becomes so heavy that the arm doesn't support it.
Nope nope nope
September 3, 2017
I've screwed these on over 15 times and no matter where I start the threads once tight it's not in the position I need it to be. Since the "nut" doesn't move independently of the arms there's no way to get it straight and tight. See pics.
July 14, 2017
Disappointing. Husband went to install this and the arm bent so it's unusable. He wasn't exerting an unusually large amount of force or otherwise abusing the way it should be used so maybe there was a flaw or a weakness in it? Either way, a waste.
Don't waste your money
April 27, 2017
This extension arm will not hold the weight of my 12" rain shower head. There was an old extension arm, similar in look and function, that had been left by the previous owner and it also was not holding up a lighter shower head in there. The old extension arm sprung a leak and sprayed water all over the bathroom. Now that I see this one is basically the same, I'm going to return it.
That means there is no way to easily index this extension in to the proper orientation for ...
December 1, 2016
Have you ever bought something and just scratched ur head? This is one of those products. The end that screws on to your existing shower head nipple is fixed. That means there is no way to easily index this extension in to the proper orientation for your shower head. My scratch your head comment is aimed at whomever designed and manufactured this not once tried to install it.
didn't work for me
May 28, 2014
I am not sure who designed this~you have to turn the whole 'arm' or 'unit' to attach it to your existing pipe. For me, once tight, it ended up sideways. Why wouldn't there be something at the end of it like there is at the end of a hose, where you just turn that onto the pipe?very disappointed.
Pass this one over.
February 15, 2014
It does what it says mostly. It fits your shower pipe. It swivels and when tightened it will stay in place. The build quality feels cheap since it is mostly plastic. The problem is at the swivel joints the pipe size is cut in half and this limits the amount of water flow to the shower head. It would not wot with a big rainfall head. It could not supply enough water to the shower head to let it function. We bought a much smaller shower head and it had very little pressure also. Ending up just removing this thing. If you are only using a small very basic shower head it may work. Otherwise find a different one.
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Awesome spray power. A pressure chamber evenly disperses the spray from ninety spray jets in a forceful and stimulating flow.
Easy installation. The shower arm coupling fits into the palm of the hand for threading onto the shower pipe securely without the need for tools.
Never clogs up. Clean the unit easily by squeezing the pliable nipples to instantly clear hard water scale from the ninety spray jets.
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