How to Install a Delta Bathtub Spout


Installing a Delta tub spout is a straightforward process as is the case with most tub spouts. Delta manufactures spouts for almost any type of installation. Delta also has an attachment that will allow a spout to thread onto either a short or long pipe, depending upon your bathroom plumbing setup. This attachment will thread into your spout if necessary to accommodate rear-mounting situations.

Things You'll Need

  • Allen wrench
  • Plumber's tape
  • Cloth
  • Pipe wrench


  • Slide the new Delta slip-on spout over the plumbing pipe coming from the wall.

  • Push the spout against the wall and hold the spout steady with one hand.

  • Insert the securing set screw into the bottom of the spout and tighten the set screw with an Allen wrench.


  • Look at your wall pipe and determine whether you need to add the rear-mount attachment to the Delta bathtub spout. The spout is designed for the plumbing pipe to attach to the front.

  • Insert the end without the threads into the spout, if you have a rear-mount installation. The attachment will thread into the spout hand tight. There is an o-ring on the end that goes into the spout to prevent water leaks.

  • Wrap the end of your plumbing pipe with plumber's tape. Thread the Delta tub spout to the pipe in a clockwise direction until the spout is hand tight.

  • Place a cloth over the spout and turn the spout another half-turn with a pipe wrench. The cloth will protect the finish of your new Delta spout.

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