Moen bathtub faucet has moved away from wall -- please help! - PDRM3689.JPG (0/1)

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Madison Lapierre

My Moen faucet has mysteriously moved away from the tile wall about
one-half inch. How do I get it back against the wall. The chrome
faucet (or faucet cover if you will) is very secure on the copper pipe
and see a set screw or anything holding it in the "out" position.

How do I fix it?!

(I have attached a photo.)

Thanks,
Maddy
 
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Jeff Wisnia

Madison said:
My Moen faucet has mysteriously moved away from the tile wall about
one-half inch. How do I get it back against the wall. The chrome
faucet (or faucet cover if you will) is very secure on the copper pipe
and see a set screw or anything holding it in the "out" position.

How do I fix it?!

(I have attached a photo.)

Thanks,
Maddy
You can't use attachment on this newsgroup, Maddy.

Try putting your photo up on one of the free picture hosting servers and
put a link to it in your posting here.

Is this a bathtub faucet?

I know this sounds hokey, but I thumbed in a little automotive Bondo to
secure the jiggly spout pipes and shower arms coming through the tile
walls on our three bathtubs, 'cause I just didn't like the feel of them
wiggling around and in and out whenever I had to handle them.

I rigged a brace to keep the tub sputs pushed firmly against the tile
while the Bondo cured, and that's where they've stayed. And the trim
rings on the shower arms now stay snug against the tile because the
shower arms don't push into the wall whenever someone reaches up to
adjust a shower head.

Jeff

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Carpenter

Madison said:
My Moen faucet has mysteriously moved away from the tile wall about
one-half inch. How do I get it back against the wall. The chrome
faucet (or faucet cover if you will) is very secure on the copper pipe
and see a set screw or anything holding it in the "out" position.

How do I fix it?!

(I have attached a photo.)

Thanks,
Maddy
Half an inch? I would try to figure out why. Could be a very easy fix,
like replacing a loosened strap to keep the pipe in place. Perhaps
someone pulled on the faucet when getting in or out of the tub or
shower?

You should have an access door from the back wall. If not, is a good
time to make one, but call a plumber if this sounds overwhelming. There
is a (remote) possibility that this could turn into a broken pipe...

Good luck
 
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Bruce Boyd

Madison Lapierre said:
My Moen faucet has mysteriously moved away from the tile wall about
one-half inch. How do I get it back against the wall. The chrome
faucet (or faucet cover if you will) is very secure on the copper pipe
and see a set screw or anything holding it in the "out" position.

How do I fix it?!

(I have attached a photo.)

Thanks,
Maddy
Maddy,

Check again for a set screw on the bottom side nearest the wall. Our (Moen)
spout has a small
hex head set screw there and uses an o-ring to seal on the copper pipe.

Bruce
 

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