A friend did an install.....

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by mojox, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. mojox

    mojox New Member

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    ....yep, it's one of those. Once the work was complete and the shower tiled, we all discovered that the plumbing was set back about 1/4 - 1/2" too far. Now the handles will not fit. I've been using vice grips for over a year, now, and I guess my wife is tired of it. Not to mention, my vice grips are rusty and sometimes I need them.

    The handle is designed to go over this plastic piece that has little friction edges. If these two platic pieces were just a tad longer, then I could get the handles on. Anyone know what these things are called, and if they are made in variable sizes?
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Most brands of shower valves make a handle extension kit for just this situation. Call your manufacturer.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    How about a make and model, because "little plastic tabs" does not do it for me.
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