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tub spout

Posted by treefrog10 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 22, 10 at 15:13

Hello All,

I am nearly finished creating a bathroom upstairs in our home. My issue is concerning the installation of the tub spout. I have tightened the spout (threaded) quite tight by hand and the spout is facing upward! I am worried that if I tighten it too much, I will break the solder seal in the threaded copper supply pipe. In addition, if I left the spout in the downward position (the correct position), it is loose enough to move sideways, just by brushing against it.

Any thoughts?

Thank you.


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RE: tub spout

I would just turn it that extra half turn (you did use teflon tape or dope, right)?. Alternatively, via the access panel, pull it into the wall a bit, bracing as necessary. Another option is to use a nipple that's 1/2" shorter and use a couple extra wraps of teflon tape on the threads.


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