How to Replace a Bathtub Spout

Cutaway photos show how to replace the three most common types of bathtub spouts when they are leaking or broken.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Caulk gun
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Internal pipe wrench
  • Tube cutter

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Spout
  • Nipples
  • Thread tape
  • Silicone caulk