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Old 01-02-2008, 08:33 PM   #1
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This forum has been incredibly useful to me in the past but this is my first post here!

I think my Spout 'should' be a slip off kind.... i removed the screw in the bottom; however, the Spout is 'stuck' and won't pull out. When I tried rotating it clockwise, it rotates but does not come out at all. I don't want to pull to hard and break to piping off.

Any advice for an amateur plummer?


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Old 01-02-2008, 09:25 PM   #2
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Are you talking about the tub spout?

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Old 01-02-2008, 09:28 PM   #3
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yes the spout, i will fix the wording in my original post
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:41 PM   #4
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If you mean it has an allen head screw on the underside, once the screw is removed it should just slip off the copper pipe, it is not threaded on.
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right... so... what if it doesn't just slide off? I've tried just about everything but the darned thing won't slide off...

any ideas?
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Old 01-02-2008, 10:04 PM   #6
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Don't know that I have ever run into that problem unless the screw has distorted the copper so badly by being overtightened that it won't slide off. The only other thing it has is an "O" ring to stop it from leaking and that may be causing it to seize. Try some WD40 on the top of the pipe on the back side of the spout and see if that lubricates it enough.
If it is the threaded kind it should turn counterclockwise.
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:33 AM   #7
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If it just turns and doesn't unscrew, the old rubber ring seal of the spout may just be stuck hard to the pipe. Run hot water only through the spout and also try softening it with a high heat hair dryer blown up into the spout slot to get it loose.
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thank you for the tips! I got the darned thing off!

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