Extender for faucet spout shank

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by Mayabit, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Mayabit

    Mayabit New Member

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    Hi! I bought this huge, honking faucet for my island kitchen remodel. It's a real beauty - restaurant style, very similar to one in the IKEA catalog but with English, not metric, sizing. Anyway, here's the problem: my countertop is built up about 4 1/2 inches and I know I'm going to have problems with securing the spout shank with the mounting nut because the shank is only about 2-3 inches. (I'm at work, so I'm guessing on the length.) Is there such a thing as a spout shank extender I can use for this kitchen faucet?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

    Maya
  2. seaofnames

    seaofnames DIY Senior Member

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    What is your countertop made out of? If its wood/particle board, drill out most of the thickness with a hole saw so its only the depth of a normal countertop or whatever will fit for the normal sized shank.
  3. Mayabit

    Mayabit New Member

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    Actually that's what I originally thought I'd have to do, but I was hoping to find an easier way. :D

    The countertop is plywood with corian on top. I was going for a "massive" stone look.

    Thanks!

    Maya
  4. seaofnames

    seaofnames DIY Senior Member

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    Then boring/cutting a hole(from the underside) IS the easiest way!!

    Buying adaptors/extensions and other weird parts can get pricey and possibly take a few days/weeks to get, unless your local plumbing supply store has one or knows what exactly what you need.
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