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jpplumber 02-19-2008 08:48 PM

I went into the bathroom and turned on the tub ( probably the oldest jacuzzi known to man). Not trying to use the jets or anything....just the tub spout. I waited a little bit and then pulled the knob up to direct the water up to the shower and the tub spout shot off and landed on the bottom of the tub.:eek:
Am I cracking up? Is there some Secret Squirrel method for keeping your tub spout on the wall once the equipment gets a little long in the tooth? Pushed that baby back on and- once that knob was pulled up - off it flew again.
Helphelphelphelp...............

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Originally Posted by jpplumber (Post 99470)
That is because it is loose and when you divert the water to the shower it puts pressure on the spout. There is a set screw on the bottom side of that spout that needs to be tightened....but I always prefer to replace the spout with the kind that threads on, you would have to solder a male fitting on the spout pipe to do that.

I went into the bathroom and turned on the tub ( probably the oldest jacuzzi known to man). Not trying to use the jets or anything....just the tub spout. I waited a little bit and then pulled the knob up to direct the water up to the shower and the tub spout shot off and landed on the bottom of the tub.:eek:
Am I cracking up? Is there some Secret Squirrel method for keeping your tub spout on the wall once the equipment gets a little long in the tooth? Pushed that baby back on and- once that knob was pulled up - off it flew again.
Helphelphelphelp.....................

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Originally Posted by Mike Swearingen (Post 98387)
Tub spouts either screw onto a male threaded fitting on the end of a pipe from the wall, or slide onto a straight pipe from the wall and the spout is held on by an Allen wrench set-screw up in a slot underneath the spout.
You obviously have a slide-on spout that needs the set-screw tightened with an Allen wrench.
Good Luck!
Mike


Ron The Plumber 02-19-2008 09:58 PM

Boy I screwed that merge up sorry

wifeathome 02-19-2008 10:02 PM

Thanks so much
 
I appreciate the help.
Karen

Ron The Plumber 02-19-2008 10:05 PM

Well got it kinda straight, at least you know who said what.

jpplumber 02-20-2008 03:08 AM

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Boy I screwed that merge up sorry.
Ron, maybe that's because you're a plumbing geek and not a computer geek

Mike Swearingen 02-20-2008 10:18 AM

Yep, and I answered that second post before I saw that she also had posted it a bit earlier and jpplumber had already answered it. LOL


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