can't install shower hot/cold knob! wall tile issue

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by suzie50, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. suzie50

    suzie50 New Member

    Jan 24, 2007

    So I am hoping for some advice. We had new tile installed in our shower (walls and floor).

    BUT when it was time to install the hot/cold shower knob it appears that the pipe comes too far out from the tile. The knob sticks out about 1/2 inch from the tile! I tried pushing back but there is no give.

    I think we will need to take out the tile and re-position the plumbing behind the wall (and then reinstall the tile). MY CONCERN is that there is very little room and the plumbing can't be moved much.

    Is this a huge problem or an easy fix? Any advice?

    Thank you
  2. norcal1

    norcal1 Plumber/Owner

    Jan 24, 2005
    You could always add another layer of 1/2" backerboard behind the tiles...seems like an awful lot of work just for asthetics, unless I'm missing something.

    Good luck.
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