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Old 08-04-2012, 06:25 AM   #16
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You may only need to open the hole enough to expose the mounting holes for the screws.

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You may only need to open the hole enough to expose the mounting holes for the screws.
Took the words right out of my mouth.


You may even be able to simply drill holes where the mounting holes are at. Hold the cover plate up close to where it's going to go and mark the holes. I'd drill at least a half inch hole in the tile, because they can sometimes be a real booger to get lined up.
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Thanks everyone. I don't have a wide enough bit, so I'm going to grind away the tile around the areas where the screw holes are. I'll let you know how it goes. I've been moving slow because it's a rental and I have a lot of other stuff to work on too. Wish I'd paid more attention to realize that the screw holes were there before I covered it with backer board and tile.
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I used a tile blade on an angle grinder to cut a triangle shape from the hole where the valve comes in out past the screw holes on the valve and was able to mount the plate without widening the entire hole. Also, the valve stuck out far enough to get the handle on. It just looked like it was too short because of the camera angle I was using.

I've made a horrible MS Paint drawing to illustrate. Figured I'd provide an update in case anybody else comes across this thread. Thanks again, everybody.


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Did the cover-plate go on as well?
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Yes, that's what I was talking about. What do you mean?
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Yes, that's what I was talking about. What do you mean?
Sorry, i misread your post.


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