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Old 10-06-2015, 09:29 AM   #1
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One of my bathtub spouts does not work very well. The problem is exactly like that shown in the video:
. That is, the water does not get fully inverted to the shower head.

So, I ordered a Kohl spout from home depot. When I got it, I found it looks like picture 1.

Then I unscrewed my bathtub spout, only to find that it looks like picture 2.

I tried to unscrew the white stuff in the spout of picture 2, but wasn't successful.

So, how can I put on the new spout? Should I return it and get one with the white thing inside? Or should I simply buy this white stuff and put it in the new spout?

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We need to know exactly what sort of pipe sticks out of the wall

Is it copper? does it have a threaded end?
What is it?

The first picture is a screw on spout---
The second picture is a 'push on' designed for a straight copper pipe (no threads)
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We need to know exactly what sort of pipe sticks out of the wall

Is it copper? does it have a threaded end?
What is it?
Yes, copper, threaded. I had thought picture 2 would imply what kind of pipe I have.
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The one in picture 2 looks one that slips over a plain copper, seals with an o-ring and is held on by a set screw in the bottom.
#1 looks like the one that screws onto a thread fitting sticking out of the wall. They are no convertible. Get the proper one.
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The one in picture 2 looks one that slips over a plain copper, seals with an o-ring and is held on by a set screw in the bottom.
#1 looks like the one that screws onto a thread fitting sticking out of the wall. They are no convertible. Get the proper one.
Thanks, Joed,

Here is another picture of the type of spout shown in picture 2. I had thought that I could simply buy the white part and plug into the one I got from Kohl (picture 1).

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Rule #1 of DIY plumbing repair: first remove the problem piece and take it with you to the hardware store so you are sure you buy the correct replacement.


Get the proper one.
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Rule #1 of DIY plumbing repair: first remove the problem piece and take it with you to the hardware store so you are sure you buy the correct replacement.


Get the proper one.
That's a great rule. Thanks. I do that that Kohl spout with me, which I will return to Home Depot today.
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A picture of the pipe would help---unfortunately the tub spouts are all a bit different--so the threaded end might be to long or to short---

Some times the stub out (pipe sticking out of the wall) is threaded on both ends--and can be removed and replaced but a proper length nipple (short threaded pipe)
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To elaborate on what Mike was saying ---- one risk you have is that you take the new spout, thread it on your pipe until its tight and its a quarter inch from touching your tub. ( or the opposite, hits the tub before its tight ) So one thing you are looking for is that the end of the spout to the start of the female thread is the same as on the old one.
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