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Old 10-14-2008, 08:19 AM  
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Then maybe... the O-ring needs to be replaced?



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Old 10-14-2008, 09:03 AM  
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Then maybe... the O-ring needs to be replaced?
Yup, that's my next option. I popped it off this morning and will head to Lowe's to see if I can find a new one.

If this doesn't work I don't know what I'm going to do. I imagine I may have to have to pay someone to cut that pipe off and make it, "Normal". Why the heck is that stupid collar thing on there anyway? You'd think they would want to keep things nice and simple. The guest bathroom has the same spout/setup and it works wonderfully. Not sure why this one just disintegrated.


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Make sure the mating surface inside the spout where the o-ring seals is clean and isn't cracked or eroded. It should be good and smooth to get a proper seal

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My wife (Of all people) suggested capping off the tub-spout pipe and putting the old spout on just for looks. I am totally fine with this. How hard is it to cap off a copper pipe like that?

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how are you at soldering pipe.
You could just as easily go to the local pluming supply store, and ask some questions first. See what you find out before you eliminate the fill.

Bring some pictures along, tell us how you make out.

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I think that spout fitting is soldered in place.

Your problem is that the O ring has failed. Take off the black rubber ring and take it to a hardware store or plumbing supply to find a replacement. Put on the new ring and reinstall the spout and you should be good to go. Its an under $1 fix and one trip to the store.

If you want a new spout then more work will be involved. If a new O ring doesn't fix it then there could be some other issues. Lets cross that bridge only if we need to. The O ring is the most likely cause of your problem.

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Old 10-22-2008, 09:03 PM  
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Not to throw off subject, But I have a very similar pipe coming out of the wall.

Although my problem is the Tub spout , the part that makes the shower work doesnt stay in place. It neds a NEW spout, However , I tryed to replace it with a universal spouit and it wont work due to the Very same pipe in the picture the guy posted.

So, did someone say that pipe is soldered? I tryed to take it off with a wrnch bit didnt budge. Mabey an easy out will work? Or is it soldered?

I need to fix this asap, I cannot take showers!!! Sucks .

Anyway if someone could walk me through on how to fix this It would save me some big bux That I cannot afford right now.

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I am having the same issue with the EXACT brand that the other guy had posted...I was told that I needed a new faucet. The universal ones don't fit...at least the ones that had at Home Depot. I'm going to try Lowe's today and see what they have..UGH

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Try replacing the O-ring. It looks like there should be two O-rings on there. Otherwise, cut yourself an access hole behind the fixture, remove the proprietary stub and sweat on a 1/2" nipple. You should be able to use a universal spout with an O-ring in it or sweat on a threaded fitting and use that type of spout. Hopefully, a new O-ring and some silicone grease does the trick.



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