Installing Price Pfister tub/shower valve

Old 02-05-05, 11:49 AM
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Installing Price Pfister tub/shower valve

[/IMG]I am installing a Price Pfister shower/tub control valve in an existing "garden tub". The walls were WP green board and I have replaced them with 1/2" backer board. My problem is: I am now faced with the valve assy sticking out too far from the wall, approx 1 1/4" past he level of the backer board plus the tile. The back plate for the valve handle is supposed to go flush to the wall, but hen the assy sticks way out. Can I build the wall out to meet the handle, or do I have to reinstall the whol assy further back int othe space between the studs? I realize this is confusing, but it's hard to explain. If I could post a pic it would be easier. Can anyone undersand/hel me? :confused

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Old 02-08-05, 04:56 PM
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Go to to provide a link of your situation back on this thread.

I would reinstall the faucet farther back into the wall for one main reason: The reason that if you build that faucet out, the water that deflects off of anyone using the shower will lay on that ledge where it is built out, causing problems with mold/mildew or possible leaking into the wall over time.

Might be more work this way, but in the end it will put you back to a normal situation with no problems with leaking around the tub/shower valve.

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