Tub spout will not come off!


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Old 12-03-17, 09:02 AM
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Tub spout will not come off!

This spout has no set screw of any kind, I'm positive. So it must be a screw on type, but it will not budge! I have already broken the diverter pin and gate by trying to insert tools in the end to try and get some leverage in turning. Even now with those parts removed, I still can't get enough leverage to turn it. Tried rubber can opener as well. I would not put it past the previous owner to have siliconed the threads before putting on the fixture. Any ideas how I can get this thing off? Have to shower today! Thanks.
 
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Old 12-03-17, 09:07 AM
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A picture may be helpful... How-to-insert-pictures
 
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Old 12-03-17, 09:31 AM
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Hopefully this works. I've seen a few suggestions to cut it off. Tried cutting just the end to better see what was in there and here's what I see. It's on there pretty good. Definitely no set screw--can touch bare copper pipe all around when I reach through the hole on the back underside.
 
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Old 12-03-17, 09:42 AM
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Got it! A huge pipe wrench in just the right location while pressing down with one hand so I don't bend the pipe finally did the trick! Thanks!
 
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Old 12-03-17, 09:52 AM
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Definitely threaded on as the threads can be seen. Have you tried spraying a rust dissolver on the threads ? Something like PB blaster or Liquid Wrench.

You may need to use a bigger wrench but you also need to be prepared in case the fitting breaks or bends in the wall.
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Old 12-03-17, 09:54 AM
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I was typing while you were toiling. Good job.
 
 

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