Tub spout not against tub wall


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Old 02-05-05, 02:43 PM
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Unhappy Tub spout not against tub wall

The tub spout doesn't set flush with the tile wall. Now we are getting water behind the wall and downstairs. Is there a possibility that the pipe is too long or did the person who put the spout on not run it all the way flush. I need to get the spout flush and calked but not sure how to go about removing the spout and seeing if the pipe is too long.

I also posted this in the plumbing forum.

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Old 02-05-05, 04:37 PM
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Hi aj308,
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It does sound like the pipe is too long. IF the tub spout screws onto the pipe you may be able to remove the pipe and try to get one slightly shorter, this will only be possible if it is able to unscrew from both ends.

If the pipe is copper with a sweat on adapter it will have to be cut off and resweated.

Try looking under the tub spout and see if there is a slot. This will be where the tub spout is supposed to meet the tub wall. If there is a slot, there should be an allen set screw that holds the spout to the pipe. Unscrew this set screw and you should be able to pull the spout off. You then should be able to cut a short section off the pipe and then slide the spout back on. Retighten the set screw and you should be in business.

If there is no slot, you can try turning the spout counter clockwise to remove it from the pipe. Use a flashlight to look into the hole and see if the pipe is screwed in or sweated in. If its screwed in, unscrew it and get one thats a little shorter. If its sweated in and you don't know how to sweat and unsweat copper and feel comfortable learning, we will try to help you learn.

Good luck and post back
 
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Old 02-05-05, 04:44 PM
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Thanks! It is my project for tomorrow and I will let you know how it goes.
 
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Old 02-06-05, 02:33 PM
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Well there is a slot at the bottom of the spout where it should contact the wall. I can't see any screw to loosen. The spout will rotate but it doesn't come off. I looked at the spout in the other bathroom and it doesn't have a slot. That spout will unscrew from the pipe. I am open to suggestions.
 
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Old 02-06-05, 03:00 PM
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If there is a slot, there is (or should be) a screw. The reason it will turn is because the screw is "chewing" into the pipe. Maybe a mirror and flashlight would help. Its possible that there are rubber seals on the spout also. Good luck.
 
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Old 02-13-05, 02:47 PM
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I give up. I even took photos to show you the situation. There is a slot but no screw. It looks like there is metal collar inside that is over white piping. I'm not sure how to proceed now. How can one insert a pic here?
 
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Old 02-13-05, 02:54 PM
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Inserting large pics within the post is not possible,however you can upload your picture to a site like Yahoo Briefcase or photobucket. Then come back to your thread and place the link to the pics there.
 
 

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