loose tub spout

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by suzyfitz, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. suzyfitz

    suzyfitz New Member

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    I'm new here. I'm reinstalling a Kohler tub spout that slips onto the copper pipe and has a hex screw to tighten. When I removed it I scored the pipe, making a pretty deep groove by twisting the faucet trying to get it off. Also, when it came off the white washer and black o-ring came off. Have I broken it? Water leaks at the wall. Any suggestions on how to make it water tight?
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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    If you don't have the rubber seal, you may want to get a new "slip spout"

    It may seal with the new o-ring, if not maybe some silicone will help with the seal. :)
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    spout

    If you scored the tubing in the area where the "O" ring seals then you probably have ruined it and will need a screw on spout with a threaded adapter soldered to the tubing.
  4. LonnythePlumber

    LonnythePlumber Plumber, Contractor, Attorney

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    File and Sand

    You can file out scratches if you haven't indented the pipe. You should be able to reassemble the o ring and white insert.
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