Tub Spout Seal

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by drb, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. drb

    drb New Member

    I recently installed a new tub/shower surround and faucet where I had to make up a copper spout nipple to make things fit properly. The problem I'm having thought is that I have a small (~ 1/8") gap between the spout and the surround wall. Does anyone know if there are seals that a person can purchase to place between the wall and the spout? I was hoping that I could find something that would look a bit better than just a ring of caulk. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Plumber2000

    Plumber2000 Plumber

    Eugene, Oregon
    I always use caulk, it looks good to me.
  3. RioHyde

    RioHyde Plumber

    Cincinnati, Ohio
    If your copper "nipple" is 1/2" copper and a male adapter, you could unsweat the adapter, cut 1/8" off the copper then resweat a male adapter on. Or you could cut the adapter off and get a slip on spout. However, with only an 1/8" gap, I'd just caulk it and call it a day.

    Good luck
  4. drb

    drb New Member

    Thanks for the input. I went ahead and caulked it up and it looks fine. More importantly, my wife is happy with the way it looks. Thanks again!
  5. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    San Diego
    A plumbing store or even the 'depot' has a trim plate about 1/8" thick for use behind a tub spout.

    If you caulked it and got a nice neat job, I would not change it at this point.
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