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Old 07-23-2017, 02:40 PM   #1
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tub diverter not flush with wall


I just replaced the diverter/spout on the tub because the old one was leaking. Replaced it with a Moen slip fit spout which is what the original one was. Is it normal/ok the it did not sit 100% flush with the wall. There was about a 2-4mm gap between the fiberglass surround and the spout. I hate to assume things i don't know about, but do i just put a bead of caulk in there and smooth it out?

The copper pipe out of the wall is only 2.25" and i measured where the spout bottoms out so it's not hitting the pipe. It almost seems the the angle of the pipe is not 100% straight because the gap is larger on the top of the spout then the bottom and if i turn the spout upside down then the gap almost goes away.
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If the gap almost goes away if the spout is inverted, the spout is bent or ill forged. I'd return it for a new one. Take the spout and stand it up on the countertop to confirm this.
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This is kinda what i though, looking at the spout from the back the tube does not look centered 100% This is what it ended up looking like after install and caulk. I was not sure if this was normal or if i should return for a new one?
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Looks fine.
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I guess I was looking for a gap you could drive a truck through Yours looks good.
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Great thanks guys. Looked like less then 5 mm gap. I'm just always second guessing myself with plumbing because of how much damage it can quickly do. Thanks Guys.
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