Standard Bathtub Spout does not fit

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by luckylildevil7, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. luckylildevil7

    luckylildevil7 New Member

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    I am trying to change out my bathtub spout and the standard ones do not fit. The pipe has a weird end (see pic). I am trying to find out if there is a special spout I can buy (lowes does not have one) or if that is some kind of adapter I can remove? Thanks.

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  2. Basement_Lurker

    Basement_Lurker One who lurks

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    That is a delta adapter fitting for their tub spouts, most other brands, including moen use the slip fit connection that you are probably more familiar with.
  3. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    RP5836-B1.jpg

    Buy the replacement Delta spout that uses the same adapter.
    You can peel the rubber o-ring from the new adapter, install on the new adapter, and spin on the new spout.

    I won't install the junk spouts that Lowes has. At least not unless I'm desperate.

    http://www.deltafaucet.com/repairparts/details/RP5836.html
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2010
  4. luckylildevil7

    luckylildevil7 New Member

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  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Delta sells various versions, but all that use that adapter should fit. It's nice because since it seals with the o-ring, you can tighten it down to get rid of the gap without problems.
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Any Delta spout with the "adjust to wall" adapter will fit. I am not sure if they make any other kind, since it is the only one I EVER use anyway.
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