How To Install Bathtub Faucet Spout

how to install bathtub faucet spout bathtub spouts can go bad in three ways first the tub spout diverter can wear out so it no longer blocks the water flow and sends water to the shower head second the threads inside the spout can crack or corrode where the spout screws onto the pipe water can then trickle along the pipe and drip inside the wall, replacing a bathtub faucet can give a fresh new look to your tub before you purchase a new spout remove the old one and take it with you when you shop to ensure you select a bathtub spout that , tub spouts step 1 remove the old spout step 2 install the new spout step 3 caulk along the spout

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how to install a moen tub spout check the pipe coming out from the wall known as a nipple if the threads are corroded and the pipe is copper cut off the threaded fitting with a tubing cutter and replace it with a slipon spout see steps 4 through 6 in previous section, step 2 locate the set screw under the spout near the wall the set screw will be inside a small slot place a towel over the tub drain to prevent losing the set screw when removing the screw from the spout, replace a setscrew tub spout by holding the spout in place and screwing in the setscrew underneath the spout check to ensure the spout is properly aligned with the tub when installing the setscrew

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slide the new spout onto the pipe until the base meets the wall insert and tighten the setscrew by turning clockwise apply silicone caulk to the seam where wall and spout meet turn on the faucet and test the operation of the spout, plumbers tape helps prevent your tub spout from leaking back toward your wall wrap 12 layers of plumbers tape on the threading on the pipe coming out of your wall cut the tape and seal the threading by pressing it down with your finger you can purchase plumbers tape from any home improvement store, 1 the first method replace the bathtub faucet stems 2 the second method replacing the bathtub faucet spout 3 repairing the faucet handle of the bathtub 31 1 water 32 2 faucet 33 3 packing nut 34 4 valve stem 35 5 washer 36 6 reassembly