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Old 01-19-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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I've replaced the drain switch, the shower handle and shower arm in my shower with new brushed nickel finished pieces, but I cannot seem to find a suitable replacement for the shower faucet. (see attached picture) The threads are on the back of this fitting that I don't recognize. I'm not sure how the fitting is attached to the copper nipple, but I've tried to unscrew it and tug on it a little with no luck. Does anyone know what this fitting is and if they make shower faucets to fit it? It's about an inch in diameter.

I bought a faucet suitable for rear threads, but it is too small to fit over this strange brass fitting.


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Old 01-19-2012, 03:06 PM   #2
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Ayuh,... That's part of the old faucet, 'n it needs to Go...
It's probably threaded, Behind the wall...

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Look for a tiny set screw in the bottom of it.
It was suppost to be loosened before the nozzle came off all in one piece.
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Thanks guys. I'll check for the set screw when I get home.
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you could check with a delta dealer on the spout that should fix that issue it looks like pop up spout adapter for delta....they have brushed nickle finish?????
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I just checked and there was no set screw on the fitting.
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if not mistaken that should unscrew...hold tight up and push down to loosen so you don't brake in back...leverage....
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If there is no set screw, it is probably soldered on.
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That's a Delta fitting--
It is soldered onto the stub out.

Buy a Delta tub spout or unsolder that and build what you need---

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never seen one of delta spout ends soldered on????maybe just me....always have 1/2" ips female adapter?????maybe just me?????I am getting old though
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You will--The last three that I installed were solder on fittings.

Dumb design--but true.
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Thanks for the help guys. I used a torch to heat it up and sure enough it popped right off. Not a great forward-thinking design to solder it on like that.
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Thanks for the help guys. I used a torch to heat it up and sure enough it popped right off. Not a great forward-thinking design to solder it on like that.

There is a reason why it's done like that.
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A close relative of the part you removed.
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There is a reason why it's done like that.
I actually like that design. Cut the stub out to length, sweat on fitting and screw on spout. No stinking allen screw to look for..

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