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Old 01-20-2013, 01:31 PM   #1
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How difficult would it be to repair this? I am afraid of water getting into the wall from this spot, it was like this when I bought the house. My kids have been using this tub to take baths but my daughter is old enough now to take a shower. I'm guessing this space is too huge to caulk up. I want to fix this before it becomes a real problem. I tried twisting the faucet but it doesn't move any closer to the wall. The facuet also drips indefinitely when turning off the water sometimes (not all the time). Sometimes you have to fidget with it (turn it on a bit, turn it off) before it will stop leaking, though I realize this is a separate problem. Also, it should be noted that the pipe that the facuet is attached to does not seem to be secure inside the wall. I can easily move it around. Your suggestions and advice would be appreciated. I am hoping this can all be repaired without having to open the wall, because it's a plastic faux tile shindig that surrounds the entire tub. Pics attached.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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There is a set screw under that that holds the spout to the pipe--if that is a push on style---

An Allen wrench is needed to turn the screw----see if you have one---of so---loosen the screw and push the spout back on place----

If not--come tell us---

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There is a set screw under that that holds the spout to the pipe--if that is a push on style---

An Allen wrench is needed to turn the screw----see if you have one---of so---loosen the screw and push the spout back on place----

If not--come tell us---
Doh! It was that easy, but there is still a small gap -- However, it's now small enough that I feel comfortable caulking it. Thanks Mike!
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In that case, all you need to do is loosen it and slide it off, cut the pipe shorter or replace with a shorter pipe, then slide it back on.
Or leave it as is and caulk.
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Unfortunately the bottom of the faucet is up against the wall but the top has a bit of a gap; like the pipe isn't perfectly level. Not surprising with all the shortcuts builders take these days. But the gap was small enough that I was able to caulk it nicely. Thanks guys.

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To find out why you would have to open up the back side of the wall.

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