Removing tight bathtub spout

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by brucebud, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. brucebud

    brucebud New Member

    Apr 14, 2007
    Hey forum folks, here is my dilema. I want to change the the bathtub spout because the diverter is currently not working at all. (Actually I want the diverter to work and was told I need to change the whole spout).

    The problem is I can't get the spout unscrewed. It is on very tight and I can't seem to get sufficient leverage to unsrew it. I tried using a monkey wrench around the spout and I only succeeded in making dents in the spout without getting it to budge.

    Any ideas?

  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    Look on the underside of the spout to see if there is a set screw, back near the wall. If so, loosen it and pull off.
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