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Old 08-11-2009, 10:08 PM   #1
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I HAVE TO REMOVE A SPOUT W/A SLOT UNDERNEATH FOR A SET SCREW, ACCORDING TO EVERYTHING I READ. I CHECKED AND THE SPOUT RESISTS A MINOR EFFORT TO TWIST IT OFF COUNTERCLOCKWISE.

I CANNOT FEEL, OR SEE, A SCREW OF ANY KIND. AND..., GO AHEAD AND LAUGH..., I EVEN LAID DOWN ON MY BACK IN THE TUB WITH A FLASHLIGHT TO LOOK IN THE LITTLE SLOT!

I WATCHED AN ONLINE VIDEO AND IT LOOKED AS IF THE SET SCREW MIGHT BE AT AN ANGLE. MAYBE THIS IS MY PROBLEM?

I DO HAVE AN ALLEN WRENCH, BUT DO NOT KNOW WHICH SIZE IS BEST TO USE, IF I EVER FIND THE SET SCREW TO USE IT ON!

THIS IS MY FIRST EFFORT, SO IF ANYONE IS WILLING TO HELP A DUMMY FIND A SET SCREW, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT!

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Old 08-11-2009, 10:16 PM   #2
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Popeye says mus-cules are necessary.

I have never had a tub spout that had an allen screw. Just hard to turn.

A good set of pliers and them mus-cules

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Many tub spouts have the slot but no set screw. The slot was made to allow water to drain out in case the installer did not use caulk around the spout.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:08 PM   #4
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no set screw. that slot is to release any diminimus water loss accumulating in the spout. i take an old pair of channel locks and stick the handle up in the spout and turn. also note that a little "bump" tight will break the hold and then you can loosen it. that is an old trick to use on anything tough to loosen, especially plumbing fittings where pipe dope or putty was used. thanks, buddy builder
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