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    Default How do I make the spout or spigot turn the right way?

    My name is Nick, I'm an American living and running a small home school center in Malaysia and have some plumbing issues.

    My issue is that I would like to know the trick in making a spigot face the right direction when screwing it onto the pipe. Mine always tightens in the wrong direction. Should I use a lot of tape or pipe glue or washer?


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    Nick

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    If you are tightening a threaded connection, you have to decide when to stop. A tub spout or shower arm is similar. You can use thread sealant (dope) or Tape on the threads. I find that a few wraps of tape gives you more leeway in that situation.
    You don't have to bust a gut, just tight enough to prevent leaking.

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