(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Tub filler nipple

  1. #1

    Default Tub filler nipple

    What type of pipe material should be used for a tub filler nipple? Does the nipple have to be copper or brass? or can galvanized steel be used?


    HELP PLEASE!

  2. #2
    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Posts
    25,638

    Default pipe

    Whether you use copper or brass depends on the type of spout and its connection. If it is a "slip on" then you have to use copper. If it has a female thread, then you use a brass one. A steel nipple will work for a long time but eventually it may start to rust and then every time you turn the water on the first water will be brownish.

  3. #3

    Default

    It's definitely a threaded filler so I need a threaded nipple. Do brass nipples come in different lengths or is this something that needs to be threaded to a custom length? (I'm wondering if this is something I can actually buy myself).

  4. #4
    DIY Senior Member Mike Swearingen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    On Albemarle Sound In Northeastern NC
    Posts
    621

    Default

    If your tub spout is the screw-on type, it has to be threaded on both ends and be a specific length based on your type of tub spout. If it is the slide-on type with a set screw, it only has to be threaded on the wall end and long enough to fit the spout on properly.
    Use 2-3 flat wraps of teflon tape on all male threads wrapped clockwise only as the threaded end faces you.
    Remove the old one that your spout is on, and take it to any plumbing supply place. You should be able to get something that matches it.
    Good Luck!
    Mike

  5. #5
    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Posts
    25,638

    Default nipple

    They come in different lengths by 1/2" increments from 1 1/4" up to 6". For longer lengths you use two shorter ones with a coupling between them.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •