I replaced a bath tub spout with a Danco spout made to replace the old
I made a big mistake by cutting the 1/2" copper nub coming out of the
wall to less than the minimum called for. The minimum length of the
copper tube distance from the wall was 1.5", I cut it to 1". This
resulted in water coming out of the back of the spout when I use the
shower diverter on the spout.
As I see it I now have two options to fix the problem
1 to remove tile and cut through the backer board remove and replace
the copper nub by soldering a longer copper tube to replace the
2 cut out a piece of plasterboard behind the plumbing to gain access
to the back of the plumbing and remove and resolder a longer copper
What's the easier option 1 or 2 ??
Am I missing another option that would be simpler?? (NOTE I can't
solder a coupling and a copper tube section to extend the copper tube
from the wall as the coupling would interfere with the spout
installation, not making it flush to the tile)
Thanks for your help!