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    Hi friends, I searched everywhere before starting a new thread about threads.

    My shower hose attachment must sit flush against the tile but point exactly downward.

    The male thread comes out of the wall and is a bit longer than necessary.

    Do I just take to it with a hack saw and keep trimming bits off the end until it fits perfectly and points downward while being a nice water tight seal and flush against the tile?

    Any hints or advice on this would be great. I'd hate to wreck it at this stage of the project.

    Thank you very much for all your great help on this site.

  • #2
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    no, don't trim the nipple. there's an adapter fitting back there somewhere. you'll need to get that nipple out of it and remeasure.

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    • #3
      Re: Trim thread to size - thread

      The shower wall is fully tiled with just a bit of male thread protruding for the shower attachment

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      • #4
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        the escutcheon on your hose adapter should give you the room you need. If your not comfortable going that route, buy an easy out.

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        • #5
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          When I do the fiiting up tight the oulet is pointing up at about 11 o'clock. It needs to be pointing directly downwards (6 o'clock). If I loosen it even a bit it leaks. How do i get it just right?

          I really appreciate your help on this

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          • #6
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            establish your face to face measurement, add your make up, I figure 3/8" per side on 1/2" iron pipe size.

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            • #7
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              sorry but i dont understand any of that

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              • #8
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                lol, this might be a little tough.

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                • #9
                  Re: Trim thread to size - thread

                  james, how far does the hose adapter stick out ?
                  Last edited by stokefire7; 07-02-2008, 09:52 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Trim thread to size - thread

                    The male threaded copper fitting protrudes 2 inches from the wall. The stainless steel female hose fitting has about 1 inch deep of thread to make it fully tightened. The escutcheon that comes with it is about 1/4 inch thick at most. From the fitting comes a male thread to secure the hose - preferrably pointing down. How do i get it tight and pointing down?

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                    • #11
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                      james , it sounds like it's not an easy do it yourself kinda thing, hard copper to a male iron pipe adapter.

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                      • #12
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                        looks like I "gotta be tough"

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                        • #13
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                          lol

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                          • #14
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                            thanks for trying though, very much appreciated.

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                            • #15
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                              I may not understand this fully. You can sometimes add enough teflon tape to male threads to get it to a proper direction and not leak. Or sometimes you can add a rubber washer.

                              You might also be able to get a deep escutcheon to cover any exposed piping that you might not want to show.

                              Take a pic if you can.

                              J.C.

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