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September 8, 2008 2:45 PM   Subscribe

Broken tub faucet. Please help! The faucet came off with what seems to be part of the pipe..where the faucet screws into the pipe.

It's looks pretty rusted so I'm guesing that's what allowed it to snap off so easily? I tried to screw it back on with pipe tape, but that didn't work. I don't even know if that would be a solution but it's the best thing I found after googlng "broken tub faucet". Is there some kind of bonding glue like substance I can buy? We can call maintenace in the morning but I figured I try here first. Plus I'd like to take a shower toinght.
posted by Epsilon-minus semi moron to Home & Garden (9 answers total)
 
If it's really corroded pipe tape won't help. Did part of the actual water line break - did you have to turn it off at an upstream valve to prevent a leak?
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 3:12 PM on September 8, 2008


No broken water line, just the faucet. I'd post a picture but can't seem to figure out how. I tried linking to flickr but that didn't work.
posted by Epsilon-minus semi moron at 3:18 PM on September 8, 2008


Just copy and paste the address from your url bar in plain text. If it's just the faucet and the actual linkage between what would be faucet handle and the pipe is OK you may be able to use vise grips to safely turn that faucet on and off once or twice before maintenance gets a crack at it.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 3:31 PM on September 8, 2008


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Also, my duh, I said faucet but was refering to the part..spicket?..that the water comes out of.
posted by Epsilon-minus semi moron at 3:43 PM on September 8, 2008


Oh, sorry. When I read about something breaking I assumed it was one of the taps that broke as you were turning it. If it's the tub spigot there may not be much you can do. We'll really need a picture to figure this out, but if the break is back behind the wall of your tub it might be a problem.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 3:54 PM on September 8, 2008


Arghh, I posted a pic and it showed up in preview...trying again...




posted by Epsilon-minus semi moron at 4:18 PM on September 8, 2008


I wouldn't use that. If there's an imperfection in rim and the bottom of the pipe (as their probably is with all the corrosion) water can run back along the bottom of the pipe and get into places where it shouldn't be.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 4:31 PM on September 8, 2008


Sigh. Let's try with my brain turned on this time:

"I wouldn't use that. If there's an imperfection in the rim and the bottom of the pipe (as there probably is with all the corrosion, water can run back along the bottom of the pipe and get into places where it shouldn't be."
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 4:33 PM on September 8, 2008


Thank you. We'll just leave it to the people who know what thay're doing. Guess it's a bath tonight. Also...LOVE your name.
posted by Epsilon-minus semi moron at 4:38 PM on September 8, 2008


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