Water leaks between the pull down spout and the bathroom tile
It sounds like your spout supply nipple has sprung a leak. There isn't much of any other way water can flow between your spout and tile wall. It's pretty important that you don't use the fixture until the problem is fixed. Because the water coming out that you see is also probably flowing into the wall and causing water damage and MOLD. You need to remove the spout and replace the nipple that is supplying the water to the spout. There could be a defect in your spout too, but likelihood of that is less than your nipple threads giving in to some electrolysis from the bronze/copper in the spout or somewhere in your water system. To prevent it from occurring again, use a brass nipple to replace the galvanized nipple in it now. Red brass, no yellow brass. Good luck with your problem and always know where and how to turn your water off to your house before attempting a plumbing repair.. Most spouts screw off. Counter clockwise, use a pair of channel locks by inserting the rubber coated handle into the opening on the spout then using the leverage of the channel locks to unscrew the spout off of the wall. It is not a repair that requires to have the water off to your home before attempting to repair. It only emits water when the tub valve is turned on. If it doesn't unscrew, twist it until the under side is up and you will see a slot where you can insert an allen wrench to loosen it and then slide off. Inspect the spout while it is in your hands to see if it is damaged of if the nipple sticking out is damaged. one of the two must be, because water flowing from behind the spout is definitely not normal and definitely something you need to fix right away, before your wall and floor behind your tub are damaged or start to grow mold.
May 04, 2014 |
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