Re: Best way to Install bathtub spout
Posted by Deb on December 29, 2003 at 11:21:14:
In response to Re: Best way to Install bathtub spout
: I've installed a new bathtub and have stubbed out a 1/2" copper line from an elbow where the bathtub spout will be. I will then cut it off and solder on a male threaded connection and screw the spout on. Is there a better way than this? Also, what is the best way to measure where I need to cut the stubout so the spout is not too short or too far from the wall?

: I thought about putting in a brass elbow and then screwing in a piece of galvanized pipe. Is that a better route to take than copper? The copper seemed easier and I had all the fittings.

I like slip fit tub spouts. Leave a 2-3" stub out of copper (no adapters). Make sure that the ends have no burrs that can damage an o-ring. Slide the slip fit spout on and tighten the set screw for the perfect fit.
The Pipewench

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