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Slide on tub spout only leaks when set screw is tightened
Posted by: pbarra1
Date: April 09, 2012 06:24PM
Anybody know why and how to fix?
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Re: Slide on tub spout only leaks when set screw is tightened
Posted by: archipirata
Date: April 09, 2012 06:59PM
Don't tighten the set screw.



Athens, OH
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Re: Slide on tub spout only leaks when set screw is tightened
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: April 09, 2012 07:14PM
It's been awhile since I installed a slip on so my memory is a bit fuzzy. There should be an O-ring inside the body of the faucet. Usually the faucets take a bit of pressure (and some plumbing grease) to push on. If it is a new install (fresh pipe stub) there may be burrs on the pipes end that damaged the O-ring. If it slips on too easy that may indicate a bad O-ring. Combined with a slight deformation of pipe by set screw - could cause a small leak.



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Re: Slide on tub spout only leaks when set screw is tightened
Posted by: pbarra1
Date: April 10, 2012 12:03PM
new spout fixed the problem
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