The back of the package says 1 and 1/2 inches to 2 and 7/8 inches will work for this spout.-all components look to be in good shape with the new spout, including o rings. Can you assemble the new adapter to the tub spout and take a pic? Beside above, how do you test a shower valve? Just a copper pipe. As you can see one is worse. now its happened to me. For example, if the spout was two inches off the wall take it apart and cut two inches off the pipe. 1. The spout I bought is "Moen 7" slip fit diverter tub spout m1491" The pipe that sticks out of my wall is 1 and 7/8 inches. From there you can view the numerous different tub spouts that are available. There's also a chance that the threads are too corroded for you to screw on a new spout. The tub spouts can be viewed on our website at www.deltafaucet.com. Bathtub diverters sit in the tub's faucet, where you must pull up on the post on the top of the spout to divert the water to the shower head. Slide the flange over the nipple stubbing out of the wall and screw on the tube spout. Once you are there, in the top right hand corner in the search bar, you will type "tub spouts". Attach spout to pipe, or threaded coupler. It happens when someone replaces the tub spout, and doesn't want to risk removing and replacing the nipple in the wall with the correctly sized one. There are several different methods used to do this, depends on the brand. If the spout is now sticking out too far pull it all apart and cut the new piece of pipe the amount that the spout was sticking out from the wall. Both control handles stick out too far IMHO and per the Moen catalog photos. You will click on the repair parts tab. When the next page comes up, there will be multiple tabs at the top. Total the two and add 1/4 inch. It almost looks like you have to cut the existing pipe anyway, based on an install instruction on a Delta Faucet Cassidy Spout, it looks like that adapter can be installed about 1/2" to … Measure the length of your tub spout from the back edge of the spout to the front where the threads start on the inside of the spout. Attach the threaded coupler to pipe (if needed). No threads. Then measure the distance from the surface of the wall to the back of the threaded elbow inside the wall. The result is … Either way, you'll have to remove the old pipe (Photo 1) and screw in a new pipe of the correct length (Photo 2). Code requires that there be a 2" air gap above the overflow rim of the tub. The handle sticks out about 3.75 inches+ from the finished wall ( the gap between the handle cover and the wall plate is about 1 1/4 inch. When our house was built in 2003 the plumber installed two Moen faucets in the two bathrooms. But there's a good chance that the pipe protrudes too far or not far enough. If you cannot successfully loosen the diverter, you will have to replace the entire spout. Going to a home improvement store and finding the faucet that you have helps too. I asked the plumber at the time about it and he tried to fix them but couldn't figure out what was wrong. The fix is to remove the spout and the nipple from the wall (the short pipe threaded on both ends) and get a new nipple of the correct length. bath spout lug not far enough out of wall. Then searching it out online once you discover the brand. On some faucet models, the flange is part of the spout; if so, simply screw on the spout. If you can get to the back of it you could discover just what it needs. When the diverter becomes stuck, you might be forced to take a bath instead of a shower or vice versa. 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