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Old 02-19-2008, 07:48 PM   #1
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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.
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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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.
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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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

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Old 02-19-2008, 08:58 PM   #2
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Boy I screwed that merge up sorry
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I appreciate the help.
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Well got it kinda straight, at least you know who said what.
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:08 AM   #5
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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
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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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