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Old 02-14-2006, 10:54 PM   #1
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I truly could use some help here! My bathroom is being redone by some friends with good basic dry wall skills, but not too up on plumbing. I have an old house, and I have a 1/2 inch threaded pipe coming out from the wall, and when they tried to install it, the thing is leaking. The person at the hardware store told me to remove the brass adaptor (which I did), the directions on the back say to take out part b, the 3/4 adapter. Is the 3/4 part the plastic long piece, and I need an allen wrench to take it off, or...? Help..If I have to make too many more trips to the hardware store, I'm going to go nuts.

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Did you use teflon tape of the male threads of the pipe coming out of the wall?
If not, wrap 2-3 flat wraps of teflon tape clockwise only on those threads and then screw on the tub spout.
You may have to retape it a couple of times to get it to set upright without leaking, but you should be able to screw it on by hand (or snug it around with a wrench over a washcloth, or use a strap wrench, to keep from marring the spout surface).
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They did use tape, but we are going to try again, I'll let you know how it goes. Thank you.
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Got to take a shower this morning. Wow! Should have a toilet by the end of the day, as well..
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