Hansgrohe Axor nipple length

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I roughed in a Hansgrohe iBox and quattro diverter and off of that I have an Axor port to use for a handheld wand.

installation instructions call for the nipple length outside the finished wall to be 5/8 inch. I'm tiling and did what I could to figure everything right to have that extension length, but after tiling I'm between 1/2 - 9/16 inch.

is that a major concern or can I just thread the elbow as snug as I can over the support element and be good?

my only thought to mitigate the issue—short of demolition—was to grind down the tile around the nipple to get the required extension length.

thank you!
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Those AXOR handshower ells are pretty stupidly designed. Very stupid actually. Sell it on EBAY.
We almost always insist on Grohe's or versions because theirs has nice flexibility for depth/nipple length.
Nipples can be removed with nipple extractor and you can then use a different brand. Hansgrohe doesn't care that they have a design that is unfriendly and hard to make work cleanly.
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