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Old 01-20-2018, 11:38 AM   #16
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Re: Tub spout not flush against surround wall...


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No set screws or anything that I see...

I have been unable to unscrew the spout...I am scared of breaking something loose inside the wall if I force it.

Good fear to have. It is hard for us tell from here how hard you are cranking on it, or where the breaking point might be. But if it doesn't feel like it is going to move, maybe better to just leave well enough alone and re-caulk. Worry about removal at the next tub/shower remodel.

The main concern is to prevent water from running into the top half of the spout. A little opening on the bottom is ok, allows for drainage if water does get in there. Scrape out the old and recaulk with kitchen and bath silicone.
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Old 01-20-2018, 03:25 PM   #17
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Re: Tub spout not flush against surround wall...


Hard to tell, but there is an opening under the spout but all I feel or see inside is the copper tubing...

I think I will just recaulk and let it be!

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Usually you would find a set screw there, your might unscrew or it might unscrew from the fitting in the wall. That is if there is a fitting in the wall and not just a copper elbow. First step would be to remove the caulking anyway.
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:10 AM   #19
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Re: Tub spout not flush against surround wall...


Hard to tell if that has caulking around the spout between the spout and the fiberglass. If it does you have to take a utility knife and cut all around the caulk to unscrew that spout . The caulk is stronger than hell. I would mess with it until I got it but there might be another way to make it look better cut the caulk if it is there and see if you can get a little flex behind the wall and try to push that fiber out a little to make it look better then put a board or shim behind it to hold it. I wouldn't put to much pressure on the fiber. I really don't care for the second recommendation just a thought. The Eustachian idea was good that was previously mentioned.
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