Shower nipple outlet sticks out too far! any ideas?

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by DemiGod, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. DemiGod

    DemiGod New Member

    Aug 28, 2009
    Ok, plumbing is all complete behind tiled wall. Problem is the shower outlet nipple sticks out too far from the tile for the shower hose elbow adapter to fit flush with the tile.

    I would cut down either the outlet or the adapter but this leaves thread too short. I thought I could put a chrome washer in between adapter and the tiles? Or perhaps I could get a different adapter - I cannot seem to find any that fit the job.

    Any other ideas....mmm Yes please...

    I have attached two pictures so you can see the problem. I don't really want to take any tiles off the wall as I would also have to take the backer board that they are secured as well!

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  2. kordts

    kordts In the Trades

    Oct 15, 2005
    industrial service plumbing foreman
    exurban Chicago
    What depth did the rough in instructions specify? Have the plumber come back and rough it in where it is supposed to go. Then backcharge him to pay for the tile guy.
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  4. thassler

    thassler Member

    Dec 5, 2006
    Systems Analyst
    Browse one of the big box stores for a faucet/valve kit that contains a decent looking collar that can go behind it then see if you can order just that part.
  5. Basement_Lurker

    Basement_Lurker One who lurks

    Jun 21, 2007
    I smash things and demand money.
    Victoria, BC
    Is the other side of the wall not accessible? The best thing you could do would be to cut the back out and install this properly.
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