Shower trim placement?


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Old 04-27-11, 09:28 AM
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Shower trim placement?

Hello,

I have a shower trim kit that I am trying to install on a new remodel. The model of trim kit is Price Pfister R89-8MBY

My question is.. Does the fitting that sits on the inside of the wall that holds the shower trim need to be as close to the wall as possible? The problem I am having is that there is a certain bend on the trim piece that wont allow me to thread it on unless its sitting really close to the wall.

Is there anything wrong with me extending a piece with a coupling to make that work?

Thanks for any help.
 
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Old 04-27-11, 10:12 AM
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If your talking about the spout for the tub, then yes. Extend as needed.

If your talking about the shower arm female threaded ellbow, it could go as close as you need it. It should be somewhat secured in the wall though.

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Old 04-27-11, 10:15 AM
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Yes, I am talking about the female threaded elbow. Its already secured in the wall is why I was wondering if it were ok to just extend it using a coupling.

Thanks for the response.
 
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Old 04-27-11, 10:25 AM
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You will be extending it higher? Are you having trouble threading the shower arm on/in?

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Old 04-27-11, 10:27 AM
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not higher, just closer to the wall towards the tile because the piece will not thread on properly at the depth it is inside the wall right now.
 
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Old 04-27-11, 10:36 AM
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You can get a extended shower arm. It will be easier. If the case is the arm is not long enough.

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Old 04-27-11, 11:07 AM
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I thought that might have been a possibility but you think I could find one in the same finish (Tuscan bronze)?

I am still able to get behind the wall with little probs so I will most likely just add an extender.

Thanks for your input
 
 

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