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Diverter Tub Spout in Chrome

Update your bathroom with the Danco Tub Spout with Diverter in Chrome. This simple DIY project will allow you to add a new style to your bath or replace an older tub spout that no longer works. Eliminate erosion, prevent unwanted cracks and save money with this quick update. This tub spout is constructed from metal for strength and durability in your tub/shower. It comes complete with adapters, and pipe thread tape for an easy and seamless installation. The spout is compatible with 1/2 inch copper slip, 3/4 inch threading and 1/2 inch threading, and 1/2 inch nose threading. For a sharp tailored look in your bathroom, choose Danco’s Chrome Diverter Tub Spout.

Model # 88703
1.74 out of 5 based on 19 customer ratings
19 customer reviews Write a review

Product Description

Update your bathroom with the Danco Tub Spout with Diverter in Chrome. This simple DIY project will allow you to add a new style to your bath or replace an older tub spout that no longer works. Eliminate erosion, prevent unwanted cracks and save money with this quick update. This tub spout is constructed from metal for strength and durability in your tub/shower. It comes complete with adapters, and pipe thread tape for an easy and seamless installation. The spout is compatible with 1/2 inch copper slip, 3/4 inch threading and 1/2 inch threading, and 1/2 inch nose threading. For a sharp tailored look in your bathroom, choose Danco’s Chrome Diverter Tub Spout.

  • CLASSIC DESIGN –This classic design tub spout is designed to fit most stub-out pipe connections, including threaded and copper pipe slip fit
  • CONNECTION SIZE: This diverter tub spout is compatible with ½ in copper pipe slip-fit connections, ½ inch male threaded connections, ½ inch male pipe connection w/threaded end, and ¾ inch male threaded connection
  • ADAPTER & PLUMBER’S TAPE INCLUDED: This Tub spout DIY installation kit comes with an adapter, O-ring, and plumber’s tape to ensure a snug, leak-free fit
  • DIVERTER INCLUDED: This tub spout includes a front diverter lift rod to allow water stream to flow though downward into the tub or upward into showerhead – just pull up to divert the water upward and downward to keep the water flowing into the bathtub
  • TUB SPOUT REACH: The bathtub faucet spout has a 5 inch reach
  • BATHTUB SPOUT THREADED DIMENSIONS: The bathtub faucet spout metal threads measures 3-3/4 inch to threads from back of tub spout, so it is important to measure your stub out nipple to ensure it is at least 4 inch long
  • BUILT TO LAST: The durable metal construction provides strength, longevity and endurance for the rigors of everyday use HASSLE-FREE INSTALLATION: You will need pipe thread tape, and a Philips screwdriver, and silicone grease (only for ½ inch copper pipe slip connection)
  • CHROME FINISH resists corrosion and tarnishing while creating a bright, refreshing feel for your bathroom


  • PKG Height (in.)2.77
  • PKG Width (in.)5.90
  • PKG Length (in.)9.50
  • PKG Weight (in.)0.77
  • Product Height(in).2.50
  • Product Width(in).2.50
  • Product Length(in).5.25
  • OEM BrandUniversal
  • MaterialMetal
  • Product TypeTub Spout

19 reviews for Diverter Tub Spout in Chrome

  1. Adil Eduljee

    I have one of those 1/2 copper slide-on outlets. This universal spout-diverter did not work. Not sure if it is bad design or bad quality. Installed the spout as shown in the video. When shower was turned on it resulted in a back flow that caused heavy damage to my ceiling from...Read More

    • Danco (store manager)

      Good Afternoon Adil,
      Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced. Our instructions explicitly state to test the unit for leaks after installing, to prevent just this sort of issue. If you could please reach ou...Read More

  2. Joe Hom

    Is it missing parts? I am trying install as per Fig A and the instructions refer to parts “A” and “B” which are an adapter plastic ring with a cut-out and an O-ing washer type, Even the pictures of what are provided do not show these two. If these ar...Read More

  3. Joe Hom

    Update to previous: I figured out that parts “A” and “B” were nested in the extender. I found a reference to this point in another spout’s comments. So I as able to finally install though the screw is a little tough to tighten underneath. It...Read More

  4. Stefano Cecchi

    I had the exact same issue as Adil who left a review above.
    I just tried calling the product support team and after a wait of over 10 minutes, someone’s voicemail picked up…
    Good job here guys and thanks for the water damage on my kitchen ceiling…...Read More

    • Danco (store manager)

      Good Afternoon Stefano,
      We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced. We were recently experiencing higher call volume than expected. We wish you had waited until you talked to someone before using the shower, as indicated in bold, all caps in the instructions...Read More

  5. Bill

    Poor quality control.
    Part “A” is defective or incompletely manufactured. There is supposed to be a cross hole for the screw to go through into the slot in part “B” and bear on the 1/2″ copper tube. There is a shallow indent (similar to a co...Read More

  6. Bill

    Edit to previous review. Part “C” the “extension nipple” is the part that does not have toe cross hole drilled through

    • Danco (store manager)

      Thank you for reaching out to us to let us know of the experience you encountered. On the extension nipple there is a small indent where the hole is suppose to be drilled through with the set screw. I would suggest to put a retainer ring with set screw onto the extension nippl...Read More

  7. Carol Siems

    I have to agree with all the above comments. We tried to install this spout 5 times and it still leaks from the screw hole. We’re at our witts end.

  8. Carol Siems

    comment update. Read all the replies to other customers. Definitely have to use a little extra tape, No more leak.

  9. Bernie

    Have to agree with most other reviews. Installed multiple times following Danco video and it leaked every time. The product is poorly designed and relies on only one “O” ring to water seal and the metal collar and screw that you must pierce the plastic with. My previous...Read More

  10. m. garica, … plumber

    Very poor quality and bad design, water sprays out the nozzle in different directs spattering walls all because of the poor designed shower diverter valve .

  11. Nick Poen

    Do not buy! I followed the Instructions (that were confusing and a little miss-leading) and the spout leaked. I wish I could get my money back. I am definitely going to pay the extra money to get the name-brand spout.
    I don’t know who wrote the instructions, but ...Read More

  12. Dorothy

    I’m trying to change the tub diverter spout on my own and thought it would be easy. I followed Fig. C because the pipe was 4″ long. I put the tape on the threaded end and put the new faucet on and turned it clockwise, but it stopped about 1/2″ from the wall a...Read More

    • Danco (store manager)

      Hi Dorothy,
      Thank you for contacting Danco. We apologize for the issue you have experienced with the universal tub spout.
      You would remove part A (slide adapter) and part B (O-ring) from part C (extension nipple). You will look at the large end of the extension n...Read More

      Here are some more tips to assist you with the installation…
      1- In order to help stop a leak at the back of a tub stop, wrap 9 turns of nylon tape around the threads clockwise to help seal. Here are a couple of other tips that might help!
      2- Did you complete the hole on the side of the “Extension nipple”? If not, please do so. This allows the screw to pass through the slot in the slide adapter and make contact with the copper pipe. Also make sure the clamp screw is securely tightened to the copper pipe or it will rotate when installing the tub spout.
      3- Make sure the O-ring is at the end of the slide adapter.
      4- Make sure that you have the slide adapter securely tightened to the extension nipple, you may need to use a small screw driver in the slots of the slide adapter to hold the adapter in place while tightening the extension nipple to it.
      5- Before installing the metal tub spout, place your hand over the front threaded portion of the “Extension nipple” and turn the water on. This will allow you to see any leaking.

      If this doesn’t help, feel free to contact us.

  13. Richard DeLio

    In response to those who have had problems and to help future homeowners installing, I am giving the product 4 stars but only due to the quality of the instructions. I just completed installation and it appears there are no leaks. I will also say that it appears the tub spou...Read More

    First, to make sure that there would be no leaking behind the wall (which I had with the old spout) I plugged the opening where the water pipe comes out with a very sticky butyl rubber product called Miracle Seal, on top of which I applied a waterproof tape cut like a donut to fit tight around the pipe and with plenty of tape adhering to the tile wall. Next, I did not install piece by piece on the water pipe as instructed, but I installed parts D, C, E and G together and then simply slid the completed internals over the pipe, flush with the wall, finally tightening the screw (in G) and threading on the spout itself (A). Most critical to my success, so far (I plan to look for leaks everywhere for a few weeks), is using about 8 turns of pipe thread on D and E, making sure the copper pipe is well polished with no burrs, especially on the open end, and applying a very large amount of waterproof silicone grease to the pipe and the O-ring (C). The silicone grease provides leak protection and lubricates the internals for installation.

  14. Aaron

    Missing Adapter A. Please include all of the parts needed for repair.

    • Danco (store manager)

      Good Morning Aaron,
      If you found that you were missing pieces from packaging please reach out to our Technical Support team and we would be happy to get you all the parts you need for your DIY installation.

  15. Cindy

    Do not buy this! I had 3 hours of frustration with this product, watched the utube dyi at least 6 times. The guy that did the utube video is right, it’s junk. Went to Home Depot and bought
    a Moen replacement, 3 minutes and I was done & it works great. Spend t...Read More

  16. Ghh

    Get rid of the Philips screw. This went from being an easy 5-10 minute job to a half hour. Hex nut is the only way to go. You can’t get a screwdriver close enough to screw it in, it hits the wall or tub. Also, the screw needs to be longer, it barely touches the copper pi...Read More

  17. Daniel

    The back of this clearly has a 3 3/4 to 4” long stem option and yet manufacturer says must be less than 3” stem from wall. Well don’t put that it fits up to a 4” stem on the back then. Garbage.

    • Danco (store manager)

      Hello Daniel,
      I spoke with our Engineering team and was able to get more information. If you have a non-threaded copper pipe, then pipe stub out should be between 2” and 3”. If you have a 1/2” male threaded connection with long stub out, then the it needs to be be...Read More

  18. Rock Tyson

    This is the second Danco chrome tub diverter spout that I’ve tried. BOTH corroded so badly in the diverter mechanism that it will not divert the water. They lasted less than a year when they fouled up.

  19. Steve Lewis

    I had the 1/2″ copper outlet and it was 3 1/4″ long, shorted to the recommended
    2″… used sandpapper to highly polish it … the D adapter would not go ontried the E piece and the copper tube would not slide into it … to get it to fit flu...Read More

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Step-by-step instructions

Replacing a Tub Spout is an easy project that you can definitely handle yourself. It’s a great way to upgrade the look of your bathroom or to repair a spout that has seen better days. There are several different types of Tub Spouts. Here we are going to detail how to replace a ½” Copper Pipe Slip Connection, which is the most popular type of connection. For other connections, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions for installing your Tub Spout. Tools and supplies required: Phillips Screwdriver, Flat Head Screwdriver, Adjustable Pliers, Fine Gauge Sandpaper

Turning counterclockwise, remove the old Tub Spout. If your Tub Spout has a set screw holding it in place, be sure to remove that prior to rotating the Spout off. If your Tub Spout is hard to remove, you may need to use the end of a hammer or large wrench to help loosen while turning. Just insert the handle into the opening of the Tub Spout for leverage.


Measure the Stub Out Nipple length from the wall surface to the end of the Pipe. The Stub Out Nipple must be between 2” and 3” long. The end of the Stub Out Nipple should be even.


Use Sandpaper to remove burrs and sharp edges from the end of the Tubing and to polish the Tube surface to a smooth, bright copper color.


Slide the Adapter onto the Stub Out Nipple with the threads toward the wall. Lubricate the Stub Out Nipple tubing about 1” with Silicone Grease.


Slide the O-ring onto the Stub Out Nipple at least 1/2” from the end of the Nipple.


Slide the Extension Nipple onto the Stub Out Nipple and thread onto the Adapter aligning hole in the Extension Nipple with the slot in the Adapter. Turning clockwise, tighten the Extension Nipple onto the Adapter until the slot in the Adapter aligns with the hole in the Extension Nipple.


Thread the Screw into the Retainer Ring. Slide the Retainer Ring Assembly onto the Extension Nipple. Align the Screw with recessed hole on the Extension Nipple. Tighten the Screw, forcing it to break through the Extension Nipple. Using a Phillips Screwdriver, tighten the Screw until it touches the Stub Out Nipple. Then tighten 1/2 to 1 full turn to secure the Extension Nipple to the Stub Out Nipple. Do not over tighten.


Turning clockwise, apply 6 to 8 turns of the Pipe Thread Tape to the threads on the Male end of Extension Nipple.


Turning clockwise, tighten the new Spout onto the Extension Nipple.


Turn water on and test for leaks. If water is leaking from the rear of the Tub Spout, reinstall, as this could damage your wall.

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