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Old 2017-07-26, 10:07 PM
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Default Tub spout caulk?

I removed the spout in a shower/tub and saw that the copper(?) pipe coming out of the wall/tile is not sealed. The pipe itself is probably 1/2 inch and the square hole in the tile not much bigger. Should this be sealed with silicone or some other material? Should the spout itself be caulked too once installed? If so with what? Is this a code thing that I can get the builder to follow up?

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Old 2017-07-27, 01:15 AM
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Builder should have sealed the spout to the tile - clear silicone probably. No need for anything behind the spout. The pipe should already be secure and not shift.
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Old 2017-08-03, 08:28 AM
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There is no harm in applying silicone to fill the open gap between the water pipe and the tile as well as around the spout. Nothing better than 2 layers of protection when it comes to water.
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Old 2017-08-03, 09:56 AM
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Patkura there is probably a screw on the bottom of the spout. That should be loosened to reinstall it then tightened (not too much) so it holds on the the copper stub.
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Good2know, yes there is a hex bit that I need an Allen key for. My concern is just the gap between the copper pipe and hole in tiles. Is it standard practice for plumbers to leave this gap?
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Old 2017-08-03, 02:37 PM
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a gap is common. plumbers run the pipe (or stub) before the tile is installed.
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