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

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Mad Plumber, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Mad Plumber

    Mad Plumber Mad Skills

    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?

  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Bothell, Washington
    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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