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Old 11-17-2008, 10:27 AM   #16
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after removing the old spout, you're back to hacking off maybe a quarter inch from the male to allow it to make contact with the wall.
let us know what you have when the spout is off.

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Old 11-17-2008, 10:57 AM   #17
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So there is no way to attach it in a firmer way without opening the tile? The pipe feels very springy, not firmly held in the wall at all. If the spout is only attached to the springy plumbing, it would still be easy to pull the whole spout out from the wall even if I shorten the male thread to allow the spout to make contact with the wall. Wouldn't that arrangement be prone to damage to pipe and tile, and liable to allow water to get into the wall?
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perhaps some silicone ADHESIVE caulk between spout and wall would do the trick? that should hold it ok and keep water form seeping behind as well.

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Thanks, I'll give this a try. Given my degree of success with the first attempt, I'm sure my wife will get a tad skeptical when I bring out the hacksaw...
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-=chuckle=- maybe.... let us know what you find.

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Dummy14; Warning Warning Danger Will Robinson!!!
DO NOT just hack thru that spout, If it screws on to a male adapter it may be closer to the FRONT of the spout than u think. I would get something to wedge between the spout and wall to make it as tight as u can, then split the spout LENGTHWISE NOT CHOP IT OFF. Spout is garbage but you do not want to damage the copper it is attached to. Even if after u get it off if there are parts left screwed onto that male adapter then take a hacksaw ( your best friend LOL ) and carefully cut into it until you can split the remainder off the adapter. Once all the old parts are off then you can see exactly why it is loose, fix that, than put new spout on.
You can get replacement spouts that DO NOT screw on, they have a setscrew underneath and only need straight pc out of wall. That way if need be you could cut off the male adapter,SAND SMOOTH THE EDGES, that is important, slide new spout on right tight to wall tighten setscrew wallah! all done.

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