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Thread: Moen Shower Handle Sticks out too far....trim question

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    Default Moen Shower Handle Sticks out too far....trim question

    I freaked out at first, but after reading, I see its perfectly normal, very common and a 'correct' install...even if its not aesthetically pleasing. Its done to spec. I get that. Im cool with that but I was wondering if anyone has had luck or if Moen sells a 'thicker' trim plate that will suck up some of that gap?

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    Nope, the only option that may be available is an extension kit for when the valve body is too far behind the wall, not something to fill in the gap from being out further than you want it. In either case, with or without the extenders, the handle and the trim plate are the same ones - they usually just send you a prettier piece to cover the longer stem.

    I always recommend you mock up your wall thickness so you can put the valve where you want it, not just where it will fit. Believe me, though, this system is better than trying to get the rough-in positioned within say 1/16" like is the requirement on some Kohler stuff! Tile and thinset and whatever, it takes some really careful construction to get some of their trim to fit at all (not all of their stuff is this exacting, just some).
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    The faucet display panels ALWAYS show the handle right next to the plate, but when it is installed with the "plaster ground" even with the finished wall, which is how I always install them, the handle is ALWAYS at least an inch away.
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    Yeah, I was just curious. Its not a big deal. Im more than happy knowing its a quality product and valve that is installed correctly....even if its not 'perfect' from an aesthetic stand point. Im probably the only one that will notice or care.

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    quote; Im probably the only one that will notice or care.

    Unless you are like some people and feel obliged to point it out to everyone you bring into the bathroom.
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