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kmhjca45

07:15AM | 12/28/04
Member Since: 12/27/04
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I am a new homeowner (Woo-Hoo!!!) and I am going through the expected updating and repairs of a pre-owned home. In the master bathroom I have come across an issue related to the faucet in the tub. The "pin" which you pull up to transfer water from the faucet to the shower head has "lost it's head" (ha ha). I have looked at the "top" which came off of the pin, and I see that it is threaded. But it looks as though that last pull on it may have done them in. I have thought about simply using epoxy on it, thinking that the remains of the threads will hold it in place. But I am not sure what problems this may cause in the future. Am I just better off to replace the faucet, or go with the epoxy solution?

LonnythePlumber

06:29PM | 12/28/04
We call that part a Diverter Tub Spout. You need to replace it. Your faucet is probably okay. Most spouts turn off counter clockwise. Some newer spouts have an allen head bolt from the bottom by the wall. You should not need to use a lot of force. If it is hard to come off then view through your access opening on the opposite of the wall from your tub, if you have one.

Spouts have two different lengths. One connects at the wall with 3/4" or 1/2" threads and the other connects at the water outlet or nose. If the knob you pull up is on the nose then you have a nose spout and if the knob is in the middle you have a wall connection.

kmhjca45

08:47AM | 01/30/05
Member Since: 12/27/04
2 lifetime posts
Just wanted to thank you for taking the time to reply to my issue Lonny. Your help is most appreciated!!!!
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