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Old 03-15-2008, 04:54 PM   #1
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How are the holes for a faucet determined?

I see reference to 4" and 8" on center. How do I determine what mine are?

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Measure center of hole to center of hole, if it's 4" then it's 4" center.

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I find it is easier to measure LH edge to LH edge or RH edge to RH edge rather than guess at center.
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I find it is easier to measure LH edge to LH edge or RH edge to RH edge rather than guess at center.
You are not trying to measure 1/16" here. It will either be 4" or 8" as Ron has said, so it is fairly easy to tell.
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Measure center of hole to center of hole, if it's 4" then it's 4" center.
That would be the two outer of the three holes correct?
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That's correct.
Thanks Ron. The installer screwed up. I had a granite top cut for a vanity and the installer came by prior to measure. He saw the faucet I wanted to install and noted the measurement from the box which said, "compatible with 4" centers". Well, I picked up the granite top and notice right away that the holes appeared to far apart. After measuring, they are 8" on center.

I will take the faucet back today.

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