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Just bought a new tube spout to repalce my old one. The new spout same as the old, very common spout.. the inside of the spout has a (white) PVC threaded pipe in it with a smaller tube inside that as a O-ring in it.. I tried to unscrew annoying pipe but it wont budge.. and I dont want to ruin it incase I end up returning it. I think its just a reciver for a 1/2 inch copper pipe (which will fit).
Im calling Moen in the morning.
Hi handie Man,
I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.
Your problem is: Just bought a new tube spout to repalce my old one. The new spout same as the old, very common spout.. the inside of the spout has a (white) PVC threaded pipe in it with a smaller tube inside that as a O-ring in it.. You tried to unscrew annoying pipe but it wont budge.. and you dont want to ruin it incase you end up returning it. You think its just a reciver for a 1/2 inch copper pipe (which will fit).
That is exactly what it is. You've purchased a universal spout which requires a 1/2" copper pipe coming out of the wall. If you're not up to changing to that, take the old one to a plumbing supply. If you're lucky they might have a direct replacement.
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Posted on Oct 15, 2008
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If you are saying that water is still coming out of the tub spout while the shower is on that is not a big deal a rather normal. If it bothers you a lot then you will need to replace the tub spout as the diverter in the spout has gone bad or is going bad.
Now if you are saying that the shower is leaking behind the wall when the shower head is being used then the threaded joint at the shower head arm is leaking and will need to be undone and put new pipe dope on the threads and reinstall it or it may be just lose and if that is the case remove it and reinstall it anyway.
If the water is leaking behind the wall and the above is not the case you will need to get into the wall and see where the leak is coming from and take the necessary steps to fix it.
Hope this helps and good luck.
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