Our bath spout wasn't producing any water, so I took it off to take a look. Turns out there was a lot of grit in the little mesh filter in it - totally blocked. I cleaned it out, and now we have water. That's great.
Less great is my total inability to put it back together again properly. Given the amount of caulk and crap behind the cover (now scraped off), and the other tiling, I'm sure it's bit of a botched job to start with. Just need to fix it up.
I have the piping in the wall, into which I think I push the adaptor, using the nipple to screw it in. That all pretty much works, then the face plate goes over it, and the spout goes onto the adaptor, using a little grub screw to sit in place.
However, whenever I try to screw in the nipple, I can't because it's recessed into the wall, behind the tile, and I have no idea how to actually screw it fully in.
What tool can I use? Can't use an internal/nipple wrench, because the adaptor is inside the nipple. Can't use a regular socket, none seem to fit around it properly.
Is there something specific to fit it?
Parts are shown in the pics here: https://imgur.com/a/05UoE
In short -
- How do I screw in the nipple tightly?
- Am I thinking about this correctly?
Note, the chrome collar can screw to the nipple, but then it protrudes too much for the plate to sit flush on the wall, and it's too fat to go through the plate hole, so seems to just sit flush with it as a spacer.