Paul in Toronto

02:50PM | 04/19/04
Member Since: 10/07/01
51 lifetime posts
I need to replace the existing tub spout nipple with one that is a half inch shorter in length.

How do I remove the old one and more importantly install the new one without damaging the threads?

I've thought of using a strap wrench but I'm not sure how well that will work.

Anybody have any tricks or tips?

plumber Tom

04:26PM | 04/19/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Hi Paul. I have an easy way for you to accomplish this job. Remove the old spout CCW. Buy a spout that contains an "O" ring and allen screw clamp.Cut off the male adapter with a tubing cutter leaving at least 3 and 1/2" of copper stubbed out. Simply install the new spout. Some spouts even supply the allen key to tighen it up. Good luck. Tom


07:58PM | 04/19/04
Member Since: 04/18/04
12 lifetime posts
If you do decide to change the nipple, an internal pipe wrench might do the job.

Paul in Toronto

03:03PM | 04/20/04
Member Since: 10/07/01
51 lifetime posts
I definitely want to change the nipple.

I have never heard of an internal pipe wrench. How do they work and where are they available?

erik peterson

05:35AM | 04/22/04
Member Since: 06/23/03
223 lifetime posts
"easy-out" tool or "nipple-extractor" erik
Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon