pipe too short for tub faucet

Old 08-19-07, 04:21 PM
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Question pipe too short for tub faucet

Our tub faucet fell off the pipe the other day, and we got a replacement faucet, since the threads on the other one were damaged, but we can't attach the new faucet without it leaking. The pipe coming out of the wall is really too short, and it is also rusted. We looked at the back of the drywall through the access panel and it has water damage. Should we take off the tile, replace the drywall, and replace the pipe? Do you suggest this be done by a professional? What other options do we have? Thanks.
Old 08-20-07, 03:50 AM
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Welcome to the forums! The iron pipe going into the wall can be unscrewed and replaced by a longer one. A pipe wrench is the best tool for this since it increases pressure as you turn it. Due to the apparent water damage, you may have a pinhole leak in this pipe. When replacing it, be sure to use about 3 turns of teflon tape.

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