tub spout with diverter - leaking behind the wall
On Apr 15, 11:41*pm, Oren wrote:
On Tue, 15 Apr 2008 08:46:13 -0700 (PDT), Greg F
#2. Thespoutseems to be actually designed to "leak" -
but it was supposed to go back into the tub. *The plumbers putty I had
used probably made more of it go back into the wall rather than allow
it back into the tub.
The tub overflow pipe has a similar drain ("weep/drain hole"?). Never
caulk all the way around. Forget the water is on in the tub and YOU
will get a flood.
I've replace a few tub spouts... took one back for exchange.
Yeah - I wish the spout would connect to that same drain - but
unfortunately it does not. It runs back into the tub (when working
properly) - but the large hole around the pipe allowed a lot of water
into the wall. Hoping its fixed with my plastic cover to the wall.