I bought a new home recently and found that the water in the bathroom tub/shower comes out of both the showerhead and tub spout (when the diverter is "off").
I removed the spout to see if there was anything clogged inside. As I was removing it, I noticed that there was some caulk/glue on the base of the spout where it met the wall tiles. Turns out the spout wasn't clogged, so I put it back on for now. To my dismay, water now sprays out of the now-unsealed spout base when the shower is on.
I have a few questions:
1) It seems like the water output pipe coming from the wall is much shorter and looks different compared to the pictures I've seen online. In all the pictures I've seen, the water pipe is a thin copper My pipe extends approximately 1 inch from the wall (see pictures) Is this normal? And if not, what should I install to extend the pipe?
2) What is causing the initial problem of having water come out of both the showerhead and the spout? Will replacing the spout do the job? Is the short water pipe a concern?
3) Do I need to put some sort of sealant/caulk around the spout base like it had before?