I recently tried to replace my sisters tub faucet because the
diverter valve let more water out of the faucet than it puts up to the
shower head. I've replace a few before but they all twisted off and
the new ones threaded right back on. However, this one was not like
that. I tried twisting it off but it wouldn't budge. They have really
bad hard water so I grabbed a screw driver and stuck it in the faucet
and twisted. I got really lucky because the faucet broke off with 3
inches of copper tubing sticking out of the wall. This one looks like
it was sweated on from the back side. I found a replacement faucet
that would fit so everythings went ok.
In her other bathroom there is another faucet that's just the
same. I'd prefer not to break it off, risking the chance of breaking
it off in the wall. Any suggestions on how to replace these type of
The tub spout is screwed on but the female threads are in the tub
spout. You can
try breaking the spout with a large pliers to get access to the copper
that sticks out
and then extend the copper out to the correct length after the spout
I have replaced many of these and there not easy.Twisting the the
you don't want the pipe to break off in the wall.
Thanks for the suggestion Jack Hammer,
One more question,
Are the faucets worth using that slide over the copper pipe and secure
with a small screw on the bottom? Or should I find a faucet that
screws on like the old one.
Also, would cutting the old one off with a hack saw work?
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