Bathroom sink faucet, not enough room to thread ring

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  1. Heidi Steffl

    Heidi Steffl New Member

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    We had countertops cut for a new vanity. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be enough room to thread the ring on the faucet and tighten the bolt in the holes for the faucet. The sink was cut too close to the wall as it seems. Any solutions or ways to rig it to be able to attach and tighten the faucet? I hope this makes sense as I'm NOT a plumber. Our plumber could not find a solution and the only possible fixture that might work is $400.

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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Counter guys again. I feel for the plumber and you. The bowl was placed too close to the wall for that to work. I had something like that happen to me with a counter guy. I told him where to drill and his comment back was,

    "Plumbers always have a difficult time on the sinks I install. You'll have to get some parts for it."

    And yes, I did have to order parts to make mine work, but yours is even worse.
     
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  4. DIYorBust

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    Could you drill a hole in a wood shim and attach the ring further down where there is more room? On the other side, perhaps you could modify the wall a bit?
     
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    Take a pic of the faucet going in
     
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