So we just purchased our first home and the main shower had a leak in it. I removed the spout to find a small hole in the bottom of the stubout after sanding. It looks like they tried to putty the hole or maybe it was just sediment from the leak - not sure. The stub protrudes from tile and I anticipate I need to replace the stub and in doing so knock out the tile.
I am taking a few pictures to see if anyone has an other ideas for what to do. I have experience sweating in copper just on DIY things throughout life, hot water tanks, sinks, toilets etc so I believe I am up to the task if I have to go for the entire job but I was hoping there was another simpler solution.
I don't want to cobble it together, if there is just a right way and a wrong way please let me know.
Photo #1 - straight on view
Photo #2 - view from bottom of stub, where the hole is.
Photo #3 - view from top of stub
Photo #4 - angle view to see into tile
Photo #5 - backed off view to see tiles