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these 'elephant ear' brackets are fixation kits, the function is just like a washer. firstly you need to remove the silicon glue, and then use a suitable spanner to unscrew it , then you can remove the brackets.


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Looks like you need to sort out access from above (partial faucet disassembly, presumably) to turn the screws.


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That's an index button for Moen Faucets


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I have put those in and depending on the model they do not have the holes. I have installed them reversed to what you have (almost) you could reach the 3 handled for the faucet mounted on the wall, I am sure the same tub. I also have installed other tubs with the taps in the wall and 1 like yours where I had to use a hole saw to drill the 3 holes not hard ...


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Can you remove it? Of course. Might there be consequences of removing it? Probably, but we have no way of knowing. Usually if there is something odd like that, there was a reason for it. You should try harder to ascertain what that "tube" is coming from. Heater condensate drain? Dehumidifier drain? Pot farm in the attic?


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Don't ever glue a fitting that is designed for threaded pressure fit. The threaded fittment allows the piping to be lined up then tightened for a leak free connection. Nobody but an expert could possibly line up hard glued piping under a sink. The standard fittings sealed by plastic seals, held by threaded connections, has a range of adjustment in ...


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I don’t know the brand but a plumber is not needed you could do it with a 45$ torch if you don’t have one. I would pull the o ring and heat the end with a torch using players to hold the outer brass (yellow metal), make Sure to put some wet towels down as you slip the fitting off you don’t want the hot solder to damage the tub. I like mapp Gas torches over ...


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