Return to the Plumbing Forum | Post a Follow-Up

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.

Follow-Up Postings:

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.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Plumbing Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here