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How to Replace a Leaking Set Screw Tub Spout

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  1. How to Replace a Leaking Set Screw Tub Spout, Set Screw Tub Spout: step 1, image 1 of 2 How to Replace a Leaking Set Screw Tub Spout, Set Screw Tub Spout: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Cover the shower drain with a plug or a piece of cloth to prevent the screw from falling in.

    • Make sure the water is turned off.

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    • Using an 5/32" Allen key, loosen the screw located under the spout.

    • You should not remove the screw. But instead, untighten the screw until it's loose.

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    • Gently pull out the spout using your hand and set it aside somewhere.

    • Protip: Wiggle the spout side to side to help pull it out.

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    • Using sandpaper or a sponge, gently rub and clean the pipe.

    • This allows for the new set screw tub spout to easily slip on.

    • Once you have finished cleaning the pipe, wipe off the dust with a piece of cloth or paper towel.

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    • Take your new set screw tub spout and slide it in gently into the wall.

    • Protip: Wiggle the spout side to side to help push it back in.

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    • Retighten the set screw using the 5/32" Allen key.

Conclusion

Turn on the bath water to ensure the set screw tub spout has no leaks and is working as intended.

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