Tub faucet repair

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Old 02-09-19, 10:28 PM
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Tub faucet repair

Any tricks to getting this faucet apart?

The copper (I think) pipe which the spout fits on has this plastic threaded piece on the end. I don't know where this came from. The inside of the spout look intact.

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Old 02-09-19, 10:57 PM
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What exactly are you trying to do ?
You have the trim plate off the valve ?

Did the spout snap off........ is that what you are repairing ?

That plastic piece that is threaded on the pipe broke off the spout. Some use thread on adapters to convert 1/2" pipe (like you have) to 3/4" spouts. This type is shown in the diagram. You have 1/2" pipe coming out of the wall.

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The home improvement stores carry many replacement spouts from plastic to chrome plated brass
 

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You asked about how to get "...this faucet apart" but then posted pictures of the spout. Are you trying to disassemble the faucet body or repair the spout?

To disassemble the faucet first turn off the water to the house and open a faucet until water stops flowing. Then turn the ring on the front of the faucet that has the four notches counter clockwise (lefty loosey). I most often use a flat blade screwdriver in the notch. Once that ring is completely out you can pull the cartridge straight out. Note that you cannot turn the house's water back on until you put the faucet back together.
 
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I got a Delta faucet repair kit with seals and springs. There is no cartridge in this faucet. It's an oldie. I can't get that outer brass ring (over the white nut) loose.
I took the spout off to look at it. This looks like a copper pipe or could it be galvanized. Can I just put this back the way it is?
 
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Old 02-12-19, 08:41 AM
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This looks like a copper pipe or could it be galvanized. Can I just put this back the way it is?

It's copper. It looks like the plastic remaining on the copper pipe male threaded adapter has broken off from inside the spout. You may have to purchase a new replacement spout.


I can't get that outer brass ring (over the white nut) loose.

It should come off if you have the right tools. This may be an oldie design, but it is also a proven design still sold today.
 
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It looks like copper pipe but copper pipe won't have threads on it.
Most of the Delta rebuild kits come with wrench that fits that nut.

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This is exactly the faucet rebuild kit I have. It does have a spanner wrench in there, but the outer ring is frozen.
 
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Try spraying or pouring a small amount of white vinegar on the ring.
The calcium needs to be loosened.
 
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Those rings are almost always stuck with soap scum or mineral deposits. I normally spray with a penetrating oil or WD-40 and let it soak as long as possible before trying to loosen.
 
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Hi, maybe a little late. I have found after a few failures what works best I first remove the plastic ring then I use my heat gun and just warm the the metal ring then unscrew it. use very little heat. A hair dryer would probably work.
Good Luck Woodbutcher
 
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