Plaster guard must flush with finished wall?

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Curiousv

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Instructions says - Position the plaster ground in the hole so that its printed face is flush with the finished wall

What if plaster guard face is not flushed to finished wall but extending like 1/4" from the finished wall?

what could happen? it will look ugly because escutcheon will not flush with finished wall?

or we have room like 1/4" ?

Also - do we need to install water hammer arrestor - Previously I had IPS pipe plumbing and did not have any problem now changing to pex
 
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Normally I expect that anywhere from the front to the back of the tile guard works. They don't expect impossible perfection.
Wow @Terry - you responded on 4th of July - you love your work don't you? :)
so when I am measuring from the stud to the front edge of guard (without wall) - it shows 9/8" means 1 1/8" - will it work?

Guard front to the back is 3/4" - this is Moen rough+valve

Also forgot to ask - do we need to install water hammer arrestor - Previously I had IPS pipe plumbing and did not have any problem now changing to PEX
 
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Moen shower valves are slow closing, so no need for hammer arrestors.
Which Moen do you have? So far with Moen, the entire depth of the tile guard works for me.
 

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Moen shower valves are slow closing, so no need for hammer arrestors.
Which Moen do you have? So far with Moen, the entire depth of the tile guard works for me.
Ok I have Moen - https://www.homedepot.com/p/MOEN-Br...Spot-Resist-Brushed-Nickel-82611SRN/306659560

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82611SRN

And to clarify - when u say entire depth of guard works for me - I guess u mean - even if entire 3/4" depth of guard remains out side of finished wall - it still works correct?
 

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Some people don't like the look at one end or the other of the allowable range, so you might want to mock it up and install the trim. If it's within the min/max, the only guarantee is that the trim will fit. Too far out, it won't, too far in, the screws and handle won't.
 

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You should be fine with the Posi-Temp. It will mean that the handle sticks out a bit further, but that doesn't matter.

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Look where my neighbor parked his van. He forgot to set the parking brake. That was yesterday.

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Looking at it from the space under the living room. We were watching TV, right above where you're looking at it. We heard a loud crash.
 

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You should be fine with the Posi-Temp. It will mean that the handle sticks out a bit further, but that doesn't matter.

handy-parking-01.jpg


Look where my neighbor parked his van. He forgot to set the parking brake. That was yesterday.

handy-parking-02.jpg


Looking at it from the space under the living room. We were watching TV, right above where you're looking at it. We heard a loud crash.
Ok thanks a lot..
U said u were right above it - so I guess u are lucky that whole thing did not collapse otherwise..
 
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