tub diverter spout replacement

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by apodos, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. apodos

    apodos New Member

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    Where can I find a custom fitted tub diverter spout replacement?
    I broke the little plastic diverter mechanism in half; ideally, I only need to replace that little plastic piece, but I'm guessing I won't be able to do that(If you know of any way, please enlighten me). In regards to my initial question of where to find a custom fitted spout.....i've tried home depot,lowe's, etc. and they all have only the "universal" spouts. The internet doesn't seem to offer anything much more specific either. The pipe fitting in my tub where the spout fits onto is corroded and won't come off without breaking so a universal spout doesn't fit. The pipe from the wall extends about 3 1/2 inches; the pipe is 1/2 inch diameter but the fitting on the pipe is 1 1/2 inches in diameter so for the first two and a half inches that the pipe emanates from the wall the diameter is 1 1/2; the pipe becomes 1/2 inch in diameter at this point. My old spout, with the broken diverter piece has no visible brand name so I don't know where it came from but obviously it fits the pipe very well. Other than hiring a plumber to cut off the old nipple and break through my bathroom wall, any ideas?
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  2. apodos

    apodos New Member

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    In addition, to my initial question(I've since done some research), is it possible to get an adjustable diverter tub spout which "adjusts" more than the standard 1 inch? I believe that 3 inches of "adjustment" would solve my problem.
  3. Cal

    Cal New Member

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    Is it 1/2" copper pipe coming out of your wall? If,under all the rest of things,it's 1/2" stubbed out...you should be o.k.

    How 'bout a picture ??
  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Anything that is 1 1/2" on the end of the stub out from the wall, is part of the old spout, and needs to be removed. That will get you back to a normal copper or IPS fitting, and you will find a standard spout to fit it.
  5. apodos

    apodos New Member

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    It seems that I have underlying copper pipe(looks like 1/2-3/4 inch).
    I've submitted a picture.

    Two questions: 1-How do you get the end off the underlying pipe without breaking anything(aside from getting a professional to do it)

    2-Why can't I just get a spout that fits on the pipe as is, considering my old spout fit it just fine?[​IMG]
  6. apodos

    apodos New Member

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    Sorry, not only can't I fix my tub, I can't figure out how to insert a photo in my message
  7. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    One fairly easy way is to post the pic. at www.photobucket.com This is a free service, and although I am less than adept at computer stuff, I usually can manage to upload a pic. there when I need to and then it is postable on websites. Try it!
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