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Old 07-24-2009, 12:09 PM   #1
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Bathroom Tub Diverter Spout


I need to replace the diverter spout on my tub.
I have removed the old one, but it looks like the original plumber left the copper pipe extended beyond what the spout requires.
The new spout that I've purchased has a mechanism on the inside of it that the old one doesn't, however, I can't seem to remove it. If It was not in there, the spout would be identical to the old one. That's what I need...Can anyone tell me how to remove the insides of this new spout?

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Diverter spouts are made for different installations. The old one would have been either one that screws onto a specific length pipe with a male threaded fitting on the end of the pipe, or it would slide onto a straight pipe and seal with a rubber ring and be held in place with a set screw from underneath.
The new diverter that you have sounds like a universal diverter. You will probably tear it up trying to remove anything.
What does the pipe look like coming out of the wall? Straight? Threaded fitting on the end?
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The copper pipe coming out of the wall is a straight copper pipe, male threaded on the end.
I think the plumber put the wrong spout on originally. The spout I am trying to replace simply screwed on to the copper pipe...but it has the place for the hex screw in it. I think it may have been modified.
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Measure the length of the pipe and male fitting from the wall, and get the proper type of diverter spout to fit it.
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