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Thread: Anyone see a problem in this photo? Tub Spout wiggles

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    Thank you, hj. I understand. A plumber at Ferguson's counter sales today said the same thing when he sold me a copper clamp to attach wood to the pipe. He said I didn't need a new screw-in spout--just fix the tubing. Does it matter that the copper tubing has been beat to death from GC driving in that set screw that he hates so much?

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    That type of spout seals with an O-ring against the pipe. With those score marks, it is likely to leak now. They happen when you don't loosen the screw enough when either installing or removing. If it were I, I'd either go with a spout that screwed on with an adapter, or force replacement of the pipe. You might be lucky and have the o-ring seal, but I don't think it's a high probability.
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    Well that makes perfect sense, Jim. I'll get a Delta pull-down diverter spout. (I saw that you suggested it elsewhere here.) I can't find any specs on Delta's site. Do you think my length of copper pipe is sufficient at 2-1/2 inches for this spout?

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    It is very tolerant as far as the pipe length goes so 2 1/2" should work. Call 1-800-DELT and ask if they will send you the new spout.
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    Will do! Thank you, hj!

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    I bought the Delta RP17454 screw-on spout that Jim and Terry recommended elsewhere on the forum. The general contractor soldered the adapter on today and installed the spout. It sits tightly against the tile and doesn't move at all. I'm posting specs from the packaging in case it's helpful for anyone in the future. Is it okay to post packaging image? If not, I'll remove it.

    I can't thank you all enough for your help. I know it's a small problem, all things considered, but it was the final problem on a long bathroom remodel. I felt like every time we dragged its lifeless body across the finish line it'd get up and run back.

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