leaking around bath tube spout?

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Old 07-26-13, 07:54 PM
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leaking around bath tube spout?

Heard some dripping sound over the ceiling under the bath tube, I opened the back of bath tube, looks that there is water leaking around connection of tub spout. See the red circle part of the photo of both sides:
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when the water is splash to the spout close to the wall, water leaks out. Still can see some water mark in the first photo.

how can I fix this?

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Old 07-27-13, 03:03 AM
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You have to take that apart & replace what's bad. Determine how the spout is mounted. Is there a set screw on the bottom? Does is spin? The elbow needs to be re-done.
 
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Is it leaking at the fittings on the back side,, at the fitting where it's attached to the control valve and dripping down? Or is the spout just not tight to the enclosure and water is dripping down from the shower head hitting it and leaking?
 
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Old 07-27-13, 08:18 AM
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Remove the spout and chaulk/silicone the hole where the pipe comes through the tub. Let dry then reinstall..

May want to get a new tub spout too. Looks like the slide on type and the O ring may be damaged...
 
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I think I might be find the culprit, the spout is not closely attached to the tub surface, look attached photo. water leak to that crack and then leak to the back side of the tub.

I un-tightened screw at the bottom, have someone push the pipe from the back and then I push the spout against the tub surface, and tighten the screw again. This makes the spout closer to the surface still not able to form a perfect seal. Is this something that I need to use clear silicon caulk to seal it?
 
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just to update, I caulked around where the spout close to the wall, and now there is no leak anymore.
 
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