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Type Of Tub Spout

 

How To Identify My Type Of Tub Spout

 Moen makes different types of tub spouts.  For ease of installation and proper fit, you will want to consider the following three steps.

1. Diverter or Non-Diverter

A diverter tub spout will have a lift rod that you pull up on to divert the water to the showerhead.  You push the lift rod down to divert the water back to the tub spout.

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A non-diverter tub spout will not have a lift rod to divert the water to a showerhead.  Generally, these types of tub spout are used in a tub only or a three handle tub and shower configuration.

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2. Metallic or Non-Metallic

Metallic tub spouts are made of metal.  If you tap on the tub spout with a metal spoon, it will make a "clanking" noise.

Non-Metallic tub spout are made out of non-metallic materials.  If you tap on the tub spout with a metal spoon, it will make a "thud" sound. 

3. IPS (Threaded) or CC (Slip Fit)

(How the tub spout is secured)

To determine which type you have, you will need to take a small mirror and hold it under the tub spout closet to the wall.  There will be a small hole in the bottom of the tub spout, if you see a screw, you have a CC tub spout.  If there is no screw, you have an IPS tub spout. Click here for image.

CC tub spouts are held onto the pipe from the wall by a 5/32" Allen screw. Click here for image.

IPS tub spouts are threaded onto the pipe from the wall. Click here for image.

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