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Old 09-27-2009, 11:43 AM   #1
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Hoping someone can help me! When i divert the water from the spout in my shower, to the shower head it doesn't properly seal so water still comes out of the spout in shower mode. i know there are some spouts that come right off and can be replaced, but this one doesn't look like it comes off that way. am i gong to have to rip through the tile to replace this spout?

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Old 09-27-2009, 12:25 PM   #2
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The spout is either screwed onto a pipe nipple or held on to the pipe with a set screw and "O" rings. You need to start removal by removing any caulk where the spout meets the wall. Look under the spout for a slot and see it there is an allen set screw inside the slot. If not, the spout screws on.

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Old 09-27-2009, 12:35 PM   #3
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the spout doesn't have any visible holes or dents that might indicate it comes off...the actual diverter piece is separate from the spout - i should have mentioned it. the diverter fixture turns to activate the diverting...so when i turn the nob, water still leaks from the spout. thank you for the reply does that help any?

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Helps a whole lot. There should be a cover over the stem that controls the diverter. Cut off any caulk and remove the handle and then the cover. It either is screwed onto the stem or has tabs that hold it in place. Once the cover plate is removed, you should be able to work on the operating mechanism.
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i removed the centre cap on the diverter knob and there was a screw, which i unscrewed but nothing seems to give...do i pull the turning knob off?
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:43 PM   #6
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yes, you need to get the handle off. You may need a handle puller to get it to break loose. Sometimes they are a real PIA

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