I am in the process of rebuilding a vintage early 80s Gerber Tub / Shower valve. I have successfully replaced the valve stems and would like to replace the tub spout as well. The water here in Florida is extremely hard and the spout is stuck. There is calcification on the spout as well as inside.
1. Is the spout a screw on - I believe it is.
2. I have tried twisting it off to no avail. Is there any way of loosening it? What about heating the end of the spout (where i suspect the threads are) to loosen?
3. Any help is greatly appreciated.