Tub Question

This is a stub out for a tub. I usually see just the cooper pipe stubbed out. I am not familiar with what this is. I thought one of you could identify.



Greg, that is stubbed out for a particular brand of spigot, so 99.9% will not connect to that, a piece of copper will need to be soldered on that with a coupling after that contraption is removed tight to the surround–::))))

Thanks Dale,

That is what I thought but wanted to make sure.

That looks like the inside of an old spigot to me. I had the same thing happen to me about a month ago when I tried to replace one that was leaking. As I twisted the spigot off, it broke and left this (actually something similar) attached to the pipe. It took a large channel lock and a firm grip to twist if off the stub out in order to replace it.

Thanks Mark,

I let the client know of your comments and suggested that he give it a try.

Remind them righty tighty, lefty loosey, running hot water or hair dryer preheat to loosen any gunk works well also, as long as the aim at threaded coupling and not back into the wall

Oops don’t do both at the same time, duh :shock:


Good Luck…I have tried unsuccessfully at this fiasco a few times, it is so much easier saving my patients for more important things----:smiley:

Cut, coupling, solder, slide on new spigot-----:lol:

He couldn’t get it too turn off. He is calling a plumber for repair.

Thanks all for your help.

Soory Barry I could not resist that nerve spark;:wink:

That saying only applies to plumbing here, does not work for acetlyene, propane fittings nor for some water districts street shut-offs.

Just thought I would mention. :mrgreen::wink:

And the rest of you, take that sucker off and buy a new spigot, and call a plumber before you break it. :mrgreen:

Nice call Gregg.

Marcel :):smiley:

That sleeve is pretty common around here.It actually allows for easier installation of the spout because it in sures a snug spout to wall fit without worrying about leaks.
The “O” ring keeps it from leaking and the threads control the distance the spout is thraded.
These sleeves are brass and are supposed to be soldered on to the copper.When sweating ,the “O” ring must be removed to prevent melting.
The extended copper in the photo could have been trimmed a little for a neater job but isn’t effecting anything the way it is.
If you ever get a chance to use a sleeve like this you will immediately see the advantage over just a threaded sweat adaptor.