Have you ever done a service job where the previous installation was done with the tub spout too far away from the tub?
This is an example of a tub spout installed either too far away from the tub, or just plain too short.
See all that water on the marble deck?
Lucky that there was access below the deck. We replaced the tub spout with a longer one.
A nice touch that was done here is the tempering valve on the tub. Nice
the owner had picked out a new spout that reached out longer.
Yes, that's Lake Washington in the background.