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Why doesn't my tub faucet shut off completely?

The handle of the shower has been in the off position all day. No one has showered here and yet there is water dripping from the bottom tub spout. We took it off and found water still dripping from ...
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Trying to remove tub spout but keeps rotating. No set screw

my tub spout was wobbly so i was going to remove it and put in some locktight in the hole between the pipe and the wall but have run into a problem. My tub spout wont come out. I dont see a set screw ...
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Are there fixed volume spouts / valves?

I am looking for a spout or valve that always dispenses a fixed volume / opens for a fixed time. The idea is to install it on a tank so that you can press a button, it dispenses 400 ml of water / runs ...
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How can I tell if the tub spout is screwed on or soldered behind the wall?

How can I tell if the tub spout copper tubing is screwed on or soldered behind the wall? I removed the tub spout and now have a threaded copper pipe that is too short for the new spout. I would like ...
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Roman Style Tub Spout Leak - Correct Installation?

I had to cut out a hole in my downstairs ceiling due to the water damage caused by a small leak in the master bath tub spout above it. After removal and inspection of the spout, I'm curious if it was ...
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What kind of tub spout do I need to buy?

I need to buy a new tub spout, but this is what the connector behind it is. Everything I see is either slip on or female thread on the spout itself. I am trying to find something that will work ...
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How do I deal with a tub spigot coming off the surround?

I just noticed this tub spigot was very flimsy when I touched it. This is a photo of it without me tugging on it and this one with me tugging on it It comes off the wall about a quarter of an inch ...
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Tub spout set screw leaking

I had to take my tub spout off the wall to replace the diverter, and when I caulked it back on, I didn't caulk over the set screw area (I read specifically not to). However, quite a bit of water is ...
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How to remove shower faucet cartridge?

A shower valve socket wrench fails to extract the faucet cartridge: There is nothing for the socket wrench to "bite" on and it merely spins. What is the procedure and tools to remove the ...
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Minimum height requirement for shower head above tub spout diverter

I am installing a new shower valve and will be removing the current shower head and replacing it with a hand held shower head supplied from a drop ell fitting which would be lower than the current ...
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Shower Hot and Cold Reversed: Will this cause any damage to the system?

My plumber installed new shower diverter-spout below. The last one was dripping. While working, he also misaligned the shower top knob incorrectly, so Hot Side brings cold water, and Cold side brings ...
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Bathtub Spout Dripping Sounds: Ways to reduce sound temporarily

I have a Bath tub spout that lightly drips water. A plumber is coming by to fix it next week. In the mean time, what is a good sound reduction method? Should I place a sponge or towel at the bottom ...
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Seal a Universal Tub Spout

Trying to replace the bath tub spout for a front-end threaded connection, I found a "Universal" tub spout (and in fact could not find a front-end-threaded-only tub spout at the local ...
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How to remove specific shower spout; no set screw?

I need to replace the existing shower spout (with diverter). It has a hole on the bottom side (close to the wall) but there is no set screw there for unscrewing. I have cut out the caulking. I have ...
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Changing basin spout help

I want to change the tap set of my basin. I'm having trouble loosening the underside locking nut under the spout. The space is very tight I tried a basin spanner but can't get a proper grip Any ideas?
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Are there bathtub spouts with diverter valves that don't drop when the water is turned off?

Are there bathtub spouts with diverters that stay closed when the water is turned off? I just installed a new bathtub spout with diverter. My previous spout's diverter would stay closed when the water ...
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Can the internal part of a slip-on tub spout be removed to install it as a front-end threaded spout?

I bought a Pfister pfirst modern shower trim kit as it's one of the few compatible with my 80's Pfister Avante valve. I'm discovering now, however, that the included tub spout appears to be the "...
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Bath diverter spout has extra quarter turn left in it

I've just installed (screwed in) a bath diverter spout. The outlet obviously has to point down once it is fully screwed in. When hand tightening, it is possible to complete an extra quarter turn at ...
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Tub Spout Stub-out Not Square to Wall

Replacing a tub spout...took the old one off without issue or really looking at things. Generally a no brainer. When replacing with new Moen spout (typical 1/2" slip-fit CC connection) I noticed ...
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Low water pressure from tub spout after new cartridge and spout

I had very low water pressure coming out of my bathtub spout and the shower diverter was faulty so I removed the spout. The pressure was low coming out of the 1/2 inch copper pipe. I then replaced the ...
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Moen single handle shower control with push in diverter

I have a Moen single handle shower control with push in diverter. I replaced the cartridge less than 2 yrs ago. Sometimes I have to pull the diverter out by hand due to it sticking. All of a ...
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Why has my tub spout diverter not dropping back down after use? (brand new installation)

I installed a replacement tub spout with diverter and after about a week, the diverter doesn't always come back down after a shower. At first it dropped down right after a shower. Sometimes it happens ...
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how to fix a 1/4 inch gap between the tub spout and the wall

I have an issue with the tub spout not being flush with the tile wall. I've attached a picture that shows the problem. The spout is a slip on with a hex nut for tightening. The copper pipe coming out ...
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Shower engages immediately instead of using the tub spout

When I turn on my shower the water immediately goes to the shower head and not the tub spout. What's the issue? I put on a new tub spout a while back because the diverter was corroded. It seemed to ...
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Lowering the water pressure in my bathtub spout [closed]

I have a small tankless water heater and the flow from my bathtub spout is too strong and the water will not get hot. How can I reduce the flow in just the bathtub spout?
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Does it make sense to use a nipple to connect a tub spout to copper?

I recently purchased a Grohe tub spout and it requires a MNPT fitting on the copper. The MNPT fitting must be placed behind the CBU and the tolerance is 1/8". Since I haven't chosen my tile yet, I'm ...
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New bathtub diverter spout drains back into wall

I replaced my old diverter spout with a new one (both Delta), and I've found that the new one will leak water back through the hole in the wall if the diverter is switched off while the shower is ...
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What is the technical term for a non slip-on/slip fit bath spout that installs through the wall?

I ordered a shower kit online that included a wall mounted tub spout. When I went to install the tub spout I discovered that it had a very large male thread, some kind of nut, and an adapter (looked ...
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Bathtub spout feed unusually short

I took off a bathtub wall spout fitting the other day and was surprised to find that the feed pipe that goes along the inside of the faucet piece was way shorter than I was expecting. This really ...
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How do you remove a really stuck shower diverter spout?

My bathtub's shower diverter spout leaks when it's in shower mode, so I'd like to replace it. It's the screw-on type. Trouble is, it's stuck tight. I've applied a lot of torque (counter-clockwise) ...
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How to seal bath spout nipple?

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....
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How do we remove a 1940 Crane tub spout base adapter that is inside the wall?

We have a 1940 Crane bathtub spout that leaks when the shower-head is on. We want to replace the spout, so we have removed it but need to remove the base adapter (correct term?) that is inside the ...
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