How to Replace a Tub Spout
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Bathtubs give homeowners the opportunity to relax and refresh before the start of a day or after a long day at work. But in order for these tubs to be functional, they need to have a spout that allows water to flow into the tub.
In most cases, the part responsible for this task is the tub spout. These spouts protrude from the wall and with the flip of a faucet handle, they allow warm water to flow freely into the tub.
But, over the years, these components can wear out, causing leaks. Or, in other cases, they can simply become outdated in their style, resulting in a daily eyesore. Whatever the reason, when a homeowner wishes to replace the tub spout, it can be the perfect chance to perform a quick DIY project.
Preparing for the Job
The first thing to do before replacing a tub spout is to prepare for the project at hand.
Gather the following tools and supplies:
- Basic wrench
- Teflon tape
- Silicone sealant
- The replacement tub spout
Next, make sure to turn off the water to the bathroom. It can also be helpful to grab a towel to place in the tub in case any leftover water spills out during installation.
Step-by-Step Guide for Tub Spout Replacement
The following are the basic steps for replacing a standard tub spout. Keep in mind that different tub spouts may require different steps. It is always best to consult with the tub spout’s installation guide and part specifications prior to starting work.
- Remove the existing tub spout.
- Apply pipe Teflon tape on the pipe nipple threads.
- Slide the spout over the pipe.
- With the spout tight to the wall, tighten the set screw to the pipe.
- Turn back on the water and test the water flow.
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