Re: Leaking Pipe Nipple
Posted by Bob's Handyguy on August 11, 2004 at 23:54:50:
In response to Re: Leaking Pipe Nipple
You obviously are not getting a good seal on that nipple. Does it leak at the joint near the spout? Maybe you need a longer nipple. How many times did he turn the spout until it contacted the wall? If he is only tightening a thread or two that isn't enough. If it leaks at the connection to the main pipe maybe the threads are corroded in the elbow. Replace the elbow then reseal with tape or pipe dope.

: The pipe nipple on our bathtub faucet keeps leaking. We've tried everything- tape, pipe dope, it just will not make a good seal. the guy at the plumbing desk at the hardware store suggested just packing the area around the pipe with silicone caulking. he said that is what a plumber would do- is this correct? We've tried everything we can think of- any suggestions?

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