I'm in the process of building out my basement (as I've been for the past 3 years). Finally got around to installing a shower head pipe (leading out from the wall) yesterday, and it looks like the bottom part of this leaks when I open the valve. This is a brand-new installation, and I have tried pretty much everything I could think of...
- rolled teflon tape twice around the pipe, no difference
- rolled teflon tape appx 5 times around the pipe, no difference
- tried screwing the pipe in without any tape, no difference
- checked for any warpage inside the wall, nope, everything looks round enough
I'm not sure what else I can do to fix this. Even opening the valve just a bit (10-20%) initially shoots water out from below the showerhead pipe, which then settles into a definite multi-drop drip (and leaks into the drywall around the opening).
Any thoughts? Should I replace the in-wall pipe? I think I can do that without much pain (it's drywall, after all), but would rather not.
Edited to add: it's not the showerhead-to-pipe connection that's leaking; instead, it's the pipe-to-wall connection.