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Removing broken shower head pipe

My shower head pipe broke off flush with the drywall. I've tried to use an "internal pipe wrench", but this simply strips away plastic from the inside of the pipe and doesn't bite hard enough to twist the pipe to remove it. I've heard of a plastic nipple remover, but the smallest size available is 1/2", where my inside diameter is slightly smaller than the 1/2" (3/8?). Any ideas that will prevent me from tearing into the drywall?
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Posted 2018-03-23T12:07:28+0000  by LostNCorn LostNCorn
In case I was not clear, the shower head pipe is plastic.
Posted 2018-03-23T12:08:08+0000  by LostNCorn

Hello LostNCorn and welcome to the Community.

Unfortunately, I believe you will have to remove some of the drywall, to allow you to use wrench to remove the balance of that broken plastic pipe.  If you are careful, you may be able to cover the surrounding hole with a shower arm flange as seen below.


Thanks for your inquiry.

Posted 2018-03-27T15:30:03+0000  by Char_HD_CHI
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