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lenno 10-10-2012 09:43 AM

bath sink faucet posts are too short to connect
I installed an new bath vanity top and when I went to install the new faucet, the posts are too short to connect to the water supply below. What do I do?

DangerMouse 10-10-2012 09:46 AM

They make supply lines in many different lengths for just this reason. You just need to measure and find them at your local hardware/plumbing store. :)


joecaption 10-10-2012 09:47 AM

Did you install the top then try and install the faucet?
I always install the faucets and supply lines, to the top then set the top in place. This way you can see what your doing and find any problums.

Without at least a picture it's hard to say why it's not working.
Most stems are made way to long to make up for differant thicknesses of the tops.

jsterna41 04-04-2013 02:34 PM

Faucet installation is fairly easy and not too time consuming. You want to check this out -

It has has useful information about choosing the right bathroom sink faucet.

jagans 04-04-2013 02:54 PM

Joe is right on the money. I never do it any other way. They make supplies in any length you require. You always buy a little longer than you need, install to the fixture with vanity top clamped vertical. Always put plumbers putty under the fixture plate, Install tailpiece and pop up then drop the vanity top in place, the hook her up. Never over tighten supplies, and always use braided stainless or solid copper with brass ferrules.

joecaption 04-04-2013 04:24 PM

Sure sounds like it's not the supplys that are to short it's the two fitting coming out of the faucet that are to short to connect to.
Must be one thick top.
What's the top made of?

TheEplumber 04-04-2013 05:01 PM

I think you need to let this thread die of old age...

ben's plumbing 04-04-2013 06:29 PM

agree with e...let it die because if its not fixed by now it won't get fixed:laughing::laughing:

bbo 04-04-2013 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by ben's plumbing (Post 1152535)
agree with e...let it die because if its not fixed by now it won't get fixed:laughing::laughing:

you kidding me? i have projects started in 2006 I'm still mulling over ... :laughing:

DannyT 04-04-2013 06:39 PM

the cheap faucets used to be too short to connect on thicker countertops. what kind of faucet is it? i would guess a cheap one or you have really thick counters. can you bore a recess in the bottom of the countertop?

ben's plumbing 04-04-2013 06:42 PM

hey danny good thougth...did you see the date of this one 10-2012 now you see why we said let it die:laughing::laughing::laughing:

Javiles 04-04-2013 09:28 PM

Too Many plumbers watching the walking dead.

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