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Old 07-22-2010, 01:11 PM   #1
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tub spout

Hello All,

I am nearly finished creating a bathroom upstairs in our home. My issue is concerning the installation of the tub spout. I have tightened the spout (threaded) quite tight by hand and the spout is facing upward! I am worried that if I tighten it too much, I will break the solder seal in the threaded copper supply pipe.

Any thoughts?

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Old 07-22-2010, 03:22 PM   #2
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You need a shorter nipple,obviously.

Don't over tighten that You will break something.

If you can't find the size you need----
Make the nipple out of 1/2 inch copper and 2 male threaded fittings.---Mike--


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Old 07-22-2010, 04:04 PM   #3
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Well if the spout is where it needs to be in relation to the tub wall, I'd just back it off a half turn and point it down. There isn't much pressure in a tub spout as it either flows out the end (or up to the shower head if there is a diverter).
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