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Old 08-30-2012, 11:51 AM   #1
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Recently replaced a fitting that went to the back of the shower knob. The cover of the two knobs that turn the water on and off will not fit far enough in towards the wall now and I'm stumped as to why. Any thoughts? 83 Holiday Rambler travel trailer.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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May need to put a spacer or 2 on the back side recessing the fitting
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:03 PM   #3
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I probably did not explain myself properly so let me try again. I had a water leak from the back of the hot water faucet, the tubing came off and gave me a minor flood. I replaced the fitting on the back with a plumbers wrench or as some call it a basin wrench. I also took the valve stems off and reinserted them. There is a hose in the bottom of the piece that attaches to the shower head. When putting the cap over the two knobs and the shower head piece the knobs for the shower are hitting the piece covering the valve stems. There were no spacers taken out. I hope I'm explaining this right. I don't see why the knobs are hitting the outer portion of the trim ring?
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:50 PM   #4
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Try turning the valve stems to a different position. Seems like that is the only part you adjusted.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:06 PM   #5
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I may not be grasping which parts you are referring to, but you may have inadvertently raised the 'height" of the valve stems. If the cover is bumping into them, try locking them in a deeper position or more 'rear-ward'? Maybe?
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Thanks everyone/ I think what I will do is try and tighten the stems up some more and use a homemade gasket behind it. I will also if absolutely necessary grind down the backs of the hot and cold knobs.
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