bath faucet valve too short

Old 02-07-06, 05:11 PM
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bath faucet valve too short

Replacing bath faucet, three handle bath/shower. In the process I have discovered that the new faucet is over an inch shorter than the previous faucet valve. With the new valve connected to the hot and cold lines, the threads on the valves are about 1 1/4 inch short of coming through the holes in the wall of the shower. Is there a variance in the length of the valves, so that I might purchase one that is longer? Are long ones made anymore? Or are there valve extensions available? Or do I need to move the hot/cold pipes closer to the wall? Any other ideas? I am completely frustrated and to the point of calling a plumber, but reluctant to if I can fix it myself. Please help. Thank you.
Old 02-07-06, 11:00 PM
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You have no options unfortunately at this point other than cutting the entire valve loose and reinstalling the faucet into the wall closer. I see this happen quite often and as recent as saturday night I dealt with one that they couldn't even attach the handles to the faucet. It was too close to the scussions when the screws tighten down on the stems. It was a nightmare to fix at the time as well.

You'll thank yourself when the correction is made on changing the dimension. Almost impossible to find extensions for this situation on some brand names.

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