Can't get shower faucet to screw back on

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Old 10-26-13, 06:10 AM
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Can't get shower faucet to screw back on

We removed an old tub spout that was no longer diverting water for the shower completely. It is the kind that just screws off. The new one wouldn't screw on so we thought maybe we bought in incorrect size. Then, we tried to put the old one back on. It won't screw back on. The threads appear clear from debris. So, now we can't use the new one or the old one. Any idea what happened? Any help as to how we can get it back on?
 
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Old 10-26-13, 06:17 AM
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Welcome to the forums ! Do you know the brand name of the faucet? Maybe you could post a picture or two of the faucet so we can see what you are seeing. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Old 10-26-13, 07:25 AM
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Most likely cause would be your not screwing it on straight.
100% sure your turning it clock wise?
 
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Old 10-26-13, 07:25 AM
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Probably when you removed the spout the pipe recessed back into the wall... Does this sound correct that the spouts are not catching the threads?
 
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Old 10-26-13, 09:46 AM
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Yes. I feel like this could be the problem. We did consider this but when we tried to pull on the pipe to see if it would extend out further it didn't budge much.
 
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Old 10-26-13, 05:14 PM
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Hi, Try cleaning the threads off and putting some grease on them.
Good Luck Woodbutcher
 
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Old 10-26-13, 06:38 PM
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Try threading a half inch coupling on the nipple to check the threads. When you removed the old one you didn't twist off the first three or four threads did you?
 
 

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