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Old 06-11-2007, 09:47 AM   #16
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Sorry to disagree with Ron but I have sweat on male iron pipe adapters to the copper stub for screwed on tub spouts. Many of these were before the slip-on got popular.

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Old 06-11-2007, 11:12 AM   #17
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You sweated galvinized pipe to copper??? Can't think of the name for it, but I thought mixing mat's like that without proper adaptors would cause them to corrode.
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Old 06-11-2007, 11:52 AM   #18
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Bowman, No, it is a sweat to threaded adapter made of copper. Sweat the adapter on the end of 1/2" copper stub from the wall and it made the end of the stub threaded for the tub spout to screw on to. The name "male iron pipe adapter" is just the transition that is made with the fitting. This seperates it from a sweat to garden hose thread which is different. Male iron pipe is a thread type, not the material it is made of. Sorry for the confusion.
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:06 PM   #19
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My bad, Maj. Adapters didn't register in this old brain.
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:42 PM   #20
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No problem. This old brain here sometimes forgets that not everyone in Forum sites knows the terminology. Now more people do.
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Old 06-11-2007, 05:55 PM   #21
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If you can't unscrew it, you can still cut it off, even if you cut the face off and if you do cut though the copper pipe, cut the spout off midpoint, this way you will be cutting off the existing MIP adapter you can still fix it by sweating on a coupling and small piece of pipe with new copper Male Iron Pipe Adapter allowing you to use a new screw on type of spout.

I didn't see a problem fixing this, fast and simple, but if you not so sure then do call in a plumber.
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Sorry to disagree with Ron but I have sweat on male iron pipe adapters to the copper stub for screwed on tub spouts. Many of these were before the slip-on got popular.
So true, I was only taking a stab at it, I have seen where plumbers will turn the slip on spouts to the side to tighten up the set screws, then turn them down into position, this causing the threaded part of the spout at the same time, then when one goes to locate the setscrew is has been repositioned inside the housing, this making one believe it's not a slip on type, without being there, one can only assume what it is that is being dealt with.
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Heheh, I know what adapters are. I meant it was kind of like I didn't see the word. I have used them before myself. when I seen 'sweat on male iron pipe' my mind skipped the word adapters. Kind of blwe my thought procees for a sec. That does not take much lately.
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:39 AM   #24
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Since I don't have a plumbers torch I think I'll just go ahead and call a pro. :hangs head in shame: As mentioned, if they break it, they'll have to fix it.

If they say something about not being responsible for damage, I'll just say that I won't be responsible for paying either.

I should be able to find someone to do this for a reasonable price, I know it will be more than I want to pay (nothing) but it will be worth it to know it's right. I don't want to have a plumber show up to fix a spout that's hacksawed, torched, and beaten. Worse yet, then he'd probably just look at it and it would fall off. haha That would be my luck.

Thanks a lot for all of your help and guidance gentlemen. If I can't find anyone to fix it on short notice I might go ahead and mess around with it a little more just to see what I can do.
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Let us know what the end of the story...I meant what happen...

I won't be surprise, after the pro come, it ends up be a 10 minutes job for them... much less serious than you thought... and they charge you for $60 bucks....
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Keyser. If you still want to play with it and not do physical damage, you could try just giving it a twist and pull motion. If it is a slip-on, it may slide right off. Don't know why there isn't a set screw but stranger things have happened.
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