My bath spout was starting to corrode around the outlet pretty badly so I decided I would change it. This is the chrome outer spout, not the nipple that comes out from the wall.
Anyways I had to use a chain wrench to get it off and of course I marred the finish in a couple of places. No big deal because I have two new ones that I have acquired over the last few years. But . . .
I cannot get either of these two new spouts to screw onto the nipple past two complete turns. This does not get them anywhere near the tub wall. I checked them out at a local plumbing store and all three screwed onto the nipple he produced from behind the desk. The pipe is 13/16 copper with what he called a half inch pipe thread.
I put the old spout back on for now but would like to know if there is some kind of special thread I have run into. I am reluctant to take out the nipple because that will probably get me into more trouble and that will be behind the wall.
And I thought this would be a half hour job . . .