: The pipe nipple on our bathtub faucet keeps leaking. We've tried everything- tape, pipe dope, it just will not make a good seal. the guy at the plumbing desk at the hardware store suggested just packing the area around the pipe with silicone caulking. he said that is what a plumber would do- is this correct? We've tried everything we can think of- any suggestions?
Hopefully I've posted to this correctly- there is some information attached to the first reply. we found this when the wall next to the bathtub looked damaged. We assumed that our son was splashing water out of the tub, fixed the wall and installed splash guards on the corners. when it happend again we realized that the faucet was leaking just behind the wall.