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Old 02-12-2011, 07:03 AM   #1
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Bathtub faucet leaks from screw hole under faucet.

Bathtub faucet leaks from hole under faucet when we run water, especially the shower.


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Old 02-12-2011, 07:28 AM   #2
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Hmmmm....leak in the hole under the faucet, could you shoot a picture of that and post it, it would be helpful.



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Old 02-12-2011, 08:36 PM   #3
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Sounds like the "faucet" that you're referring to is the tub spout, probably with the pull-up converter knob at the end to turn on the shower.
There are two types of tub spouts, those that are threaded and screw onto a pipe fitting coming from the wall, or those that slip onto a straight piece of pipe coming out of the wall. You apparently have the latter.
There is an o-ring that seals the spout on the pipe to prevent it from leaking like that. The screw hole is for the set screw that holds the spout in place.
The easiest thing to do is to just replace the old tub spout with the same type. They aren't expensive and they're very easy to install...all you need is an Allen wrench to fit that set screw.
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I think Mike had it right. The plumber came out, did something with a blow torch, said something was too short, and then replaced something. I'm sorry I didn't get more details on what he did. I just wanted to take a shower!
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