I grabbed the trusted pipe wrench last night to fix the bath tub spout. It started spraying out the side the other day. After spending a week with it duck taped up (man's best friend), I had decided to take it off and replace it. Once I had the spout off I instantly knew I had a problem. It was not connected to a regular pipe like I had expected. It was connected to some special fitting.
The bath tub itself is the old style on legs. The plumbing is external; there is a stainless steel pipe that does from on top of the faucet up to the shower head, with a shower curtain surrounding the entire tub.
Once I looked at the fitting and noticed the 2 inch opening that it was, the only thought was that it may have to be entirely replaced. Shit! There goes more cash down the drain (no pun intended). I put the spout back on and it didn't appear to lead badly yesterday, but this morning there was a small river coming from underneath the tub. I think I will take another shot at it later today. I am hoping part of the issue is not having the spout on tight enough. I don't want to break the thing either so I need to be a bit careful with it. Plus, I do want to find out where the water is coming from exactly.
I have had issue with the faucet leaking in the past. Fixing it was no real big issue. It is old and I had considered replacing it. Just like I would like to replace the fixture in the rental unit as well. Looks like I will be getting one of them done now sooner than I expected.
What really sucks is the number of repair items I have had already this year. Between 2 vehicles and the house, I keep paying out to have things fixed. Can't I catch a break for a couple of months here? I mean, if I have to keep paying for this stuff, that sucks money from my Vegas fund. Can't have that!
Breaking news! Toto is coming to Summerfest! I want to hear about the rain in Africa. But damn, I will be out of town!