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Thread: Shower nipple outlet sticks out too far! any ideas?

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    Default Shower nipple outlet sticks out too far! any ideas?

    Ok, plumbing is all complete behind tiled wall. Problem is the shower outlet nipple sticks out too far from the tile for the shower hose elbow adapter to fit flush with the tile.

    I would cut down either the outlet or the adapter but this leaves thread too short. I thought I could put a chrome washer in between adapter and the tiles? Or perhaps I could get a different adapter - I cannot seem to find any that fit the job.

    Any other ideas....mmm Yes please...

    I have attached two pictures so you can see the problem. I don't really want to take any tiles off the wall as I would also have to take the backer board that they are secured as well!
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    In the Trades kordts's Avatar
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    Oct 2005
    exurban Chicago


    What depth did the rough in instructions specify? Have the plumber come back and rough it in where it is supposed to go. Then backcharge him to pay for the tile guy.

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    DIY Senior Member thassler's Avatar
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    Dec 2006


    Browse one of the big box stores for a faucet/valve kit that contains a decent looking collar that can go behind it then see if you can order just that part.

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    One who lurks Basement_Lurker's Avatar
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    Victoria, BC


    Is the other side of the wall not accessible? The best thing you could do would be to cut the back out and install this properly.
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