Problem Removing A Tub Spout - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Display Modes
Old 03-27-2016, 11:43 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 4
Default

Problem removing a tub spout


Hello. I am running into a problem with my tub spout from a tub / shower combo. The faucet is a Delta if that matters. Unfortunately I do not have any of the paperwork from the install to determine a model name or number.

This tub spout has the pull up / push down type of diverter at the far end. It is sticking and very difficult to move, so I believe I need to replace the spout.

The spout appears to be a slip on with a set screw. Normally this should be really easy to remove, but it appears the set screw is about 60 degrees rotated from the slot in the bottom of the spout. I can see the side of the screw head through the slot, but there's no way to get a screwdriver to engage the screw head in order to loosen the screw. The screw is too far into the spout to reach the head with a needle nose pliers. Additionally, I can rotate / spin the spout on the copper pipe coming out of the wall but cannot slide it off the pipe.

Attached is a phone picture through the slot of the spout showing the side of the screw head.

Question is, what can I do to remove the spout if I cannot get a screwdriver into the set screw head? No idea what to try.

Thanks.
Attached Thumbnails
Problem removing a tub spout-img_2708.jpg  
EffinIllini is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-28-2016, 07:47 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 451
Rewards Points: 352
Default

Re: Problem removing a tub spout


why don't you turn the spout until it lines up with the set screw, if the pipe is turning just unscrew the whole assembley.
plumberinlaw is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to plumberinlaw For This Useful Post:
SHEPLMBR (04-05-2016)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-28-2016, 08:20 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 4
Default

Re: Problem removing a tub spout


Quote:
Originally Posted by plumberinlaw View Post
why don't you turn the spout until it lines up with the set screw, if the pipe is turning just unscrew the whole assembley.
I can spin the spout all around the pipe, but the set screw spins with the spout in the same position relative to the slot in the spout. I can't spin the spout to line the slot up with the set screw.

The pipe is not turning with the spout.
EffinIllini is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-01-2016, 05:45 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 8
Default

Re: Problem removing a tub spout


The ones I've removed did not have a slotted screw, it's an Allen head set screw. You need a set of Allen wrenches. Once you back the set screw all the way out it should slide right off.
ScooterBiggs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 06:06 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 5,775
Rewards Points: 10,464
Default

Re: Problem removing a tub spout


Scooter is right. Likely Allen Head.
SPS-1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2016, 09:37 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 129
Rewards Points: 258
Default

Re: Problem removing a tub spout


just take a screwdriver and pry the piece with the set screw over to the opening..
woodchopper65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2016, 06:11 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Near Philly
Posts: 2,823
Rewards Points: 2,560
Default

Re: Problem removing a tub spout


I'm with Woodchoppers' idea.
bob22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removing Stubborn Tub Spout 347Cougar Plumbing 6 12-27-2012 03:12 PM
Frustrating bath spout removal problem martinvancouver Plumbing 6 07-09-2009 12:38 PM
Stymied by window leakage problem. Matth3w General DIY Discussions 5 06-11-2008 06:26 PM
Tub spout diverter problem Chaosdragon13 Plumbing 2 05-28-2008 12:23 PM
Post-Tension Slab Problem Advice/Help Mike McBride Building & Construction 2 01-09-2007 01:51 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts