|Posted by LonnythePlumber on December 26, 2003 at 09:29:04:|
|In response to Re: Faucet mixer installation one-piece tub/shower|
: : I'm installing a one-piece fiberglass tub/shower unit. The faucet mixer I have has a piece of black plastic around the stem that's 6" in diameter. I believe that part will be removed for the actual install.
: : When installing the mixer, the should the face of that black plastic piece be flush with the fiberglass side of the shower? In other words, do I cut a 6" hole in the unit? Also, are there any standard heights (on center) above the floor for the spout and the faucet handles?
: : Any insight is appreciated. This will be an expensive one to screw up! Happy holidays.
As a repair plumber I have always felt that the hole should be large enough to replace the faucet later if need be. And that some escutcheons are indented in the middle to set back into the wall to keep new installers from cutting too small of a hole. The plastic piece is for rough-ins to have the finish wall come up to it.
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