STROM PLUMBING 90 degree Elbow Adaptor - Shower Enclosures
90 Degree Elbow-Not perfect
I purchased this 90 degree elbow as my ceiling slanted right where I needed to hook up the ceiling brace for my clawfoot tub shower ring. I thought this would be a better idea than trying to modify the ceiling to hook up the ceiling brace. Unfortunately, when you screw this into the attachment to change the direction of the brace it screws on tight in the wrong direction. So it works, but it's loose and makes the whole shower ring feel flimsy and unstable. It saved me from having to modify the ceiling but in the long run I'm not sure it was the best choice.
February 22, 2010
This is a replacement for the one I bought 15 months ago.
October 19, 2009
Had to buy it.
I needed this because both ends of the enclosure supports needed to go vertically to the ceiling.
This is a stupid, proprietary Strom piece of hardware, that if you don't buy, you will likely fail with the installation of you don't have a wall at the faucet end of your tub like me.
One annoyance with it is that it doesn't tighten all the way to wind up in the right position, resulting in a wobbly support for the rise pipe.
February 7, 2009
you need it, but not great
Well, if your tub isn't up against a wall you need this 90 piece to install a brace to the ceiling. So, end of story, get it.
But ... when its screwed on tight, it doesn't point up to the ceiling. So to connect to the brace, you have to leave it a bit loose, so it is much less rigid than would be ideal. I found that the weight of the shower curtain puts quite a bit of sideways torque on the whole enclosure, and this joint would be infinitely better if it was rock solid.
Once I know the installation is all working, I'll probably put a drop of epoxy in there to lock it in place. But shouldn't need to do that.
November 26, 2008
If needed; this item is good quality, if expensive.
July 23, 2008