Toilet Paper dispenser problem

Old 11-30-21, 08:07 PM
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Toilet Paper dispenser problem

Doing a bathroom remodel. The toilet paper dispenser was originally a ceramic, recessed holder which we removed. We had a 'professional' tile setter install large format tiles. He tiled around the existing wall opening which is 6.5" square. We purchased a standard paper dispenser and discovered it requires a 5.25" square wall opening. In researching online, I now find that is the standard. I wish the tile setter had discussed the size of the opening with us, but he didn't. Large format tile was used.
My questions are: (1) should I call him back and make him correct the size and if so, should I expect a charge to do this? and (2) Does anyone have suggestions on how to remedy this situation? I found a ceramic dispenser which says it needs a 6" square opening and

the overall dimensions are 6.5" so that would not leave any wall to attach it to.
Old 11-30-21, 08:13 PM
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Fixtures like that really should have been on hand if you were providing them, but what he left you with should have been discussed. So its really a 50:50 problem, imo. It baffles me where the hole size came from, or why he would even leave an opening. I probably would have tiled right over it, leaving you the option of surface mount or cut it open later.
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I agree. Since a dispenser like that is part of the tiling job and gets grouted in with the tiles I should have been on site to be installed. Both you and the installer made a mistake so I'd let it pass and just come up with a solution.

Me, I have a metal shop so I would fabricate a holder of brushed stainless to fit the spot. If you are a woodworker you could make a wooden holder to fit that space. You can also look online and at vintage and reclaimed stores in your area for a holder that will fit the opening you have. And, then the last option is to remove and replace the tiles to fit whatever holder you choose.

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