Project Guide

How to Install a Tub Spout

1
REMOVE THE OLD SPOUT
Remove old spout - Install Tub Spout
  • If necessary, turn off the water and open the faucet so all the water can drain out of the spout.
  • Check under the spout to see if there’s a setscrew. If so, loosen and slide it off the spout. If there’s no setscrew, use a pipe wrench to unscrew the spout from the threaded pipe.
2
INSTALL THE NEW SPOUT
Install new spout - Install Tub Spout
  • Liberally apply joint compound to the pipe thread.
  • Slide the new spout over the pipe, making sure it’s snug to the wall, and tighten the screw. If it’s a threaded pipe, screw on the spout by hand.
  • If it needs further tightening, put tape over the teeth of the water-pump pliers to prevent scratching, and tighten until the spout is snug.
3
CAULK ALONG THE SPOUT
Caulk along spout - Install Tub Spout
  • Run silicone caulk around where the spout touches the wall, wiping off the excess.
  • Allow the caulk to dry before turning the water back on and using the new spout.