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jeffh110 07-13-2012 03:50 PM

Installing wall mount faucet
I have a wall mount tub filler and am scratching my head on how to install the supply lines. There are male braided supply lines that screw into the female inlets on the back of the fixture. The problem is both the male end of the supply and female outlets are fixed - they do not swivel/rotate. The swivel end is on the other side of the braided line which the plumber buried in behind the wall(inaccessible behind tile and where it joined to his pex supply line). I can get one line on by rotating the fixture, but obviously can't do both that way without twisting the supply lines up. I was thinking maybe a male female union that swivels, but those don't seem easy to come by except maybe at a hydraulic hose supply house. Any ideas. Thanks.

oh'mike 07-14-2012 06:13 AM

Post a picture and a link to the manufactures installation instructions---

Alan 07-14-2012 10:25 AM

First of all, I cant figure out for the life of me why a plumber would bury a supply line in the wall.... :whistling2:

Secondly, if that nut that you are trying to tighten isn't a swivel connection, your only option is to unscrew the other side of the supply. If you don't, the supply line will kink or break.

jeffh110 07-14-2012 02:59 PM

All done by a master plumber... job is permited and inspected. As you can see he terminated the pex and attached the braided supply at a point that is now behind tile.. the end that is out to connect to the faucet will not attach without twisting the lines...

rjniles 07-14-2012 03:57 PM

The master plumber and the inspector shold be shot.

DannyT 07-14-2012 04:25 PM

that's just wrong

Evstarr 07-14-2012 04:40 PM

Am I missing something here? If its open enough to take the picture, fix it...

jeffh110 07-14-2012 05:00 PM

I took the picture after rough in... that wall has since been tiled and is all closed in. Only access is the mounting plate for the faucet. It is a suspended ceiling so there is access to the top plate... I think I will make him come back and rerun the lines from the shutoffs in the ceiling down to the mounting plate so they are accessible...

Alan 07-14-2012 07:07 PM

Where are the installation instructions for this faucet?

I have never ever ever, repeat : EVER seen a wall mount faucet supplied with faucet supplies.


jaydevries 07-14-2012 07:27 PM

i would like to see the finished project the pic is throwing me off a little
1 what is the plate for on a tub filler where the braided lines come through at
2 what kind of tub has the drain in the wall it looks like it is around 18" high

jeffh110 07-14-2012 07:30 PM

European... enough said... just one sheet of paper included...

jeffh110 07-14-2012 07:34 PM

It is actually not a tub... it is a large stainless steel utility sink. There is no deck on the sink so we went with a wall mount tub filler with a sprayer.

jaydevries 07-14-2012 07:56 PM

ok now pic makes since :thumbup:

i would be calling the plumber and have him show you how he planned on it working for the way he roughed it in

also might want to post pic of back of faucet that might help

i one time got a call to finish another plumbers work owner said that he showed up to finish connecting fixtures when they got home no plumber and nothing done and plumber would not call them back. so i went to check out job and there designer decided to change all the fixtures after rough in to European fixtures like lefroy brooks and another brand and metric thread on one of the fixtures. lets just say i finished it for them but wow it took a lot longer to modify stuff and the owner was not happy at the cost but understood why after a good conversation

Evstarr 07-14-2012 10:44 PM

What's on the other side of that wall? Honestly might be easier to bust a hole in the back and fix this.
Above is good request though. Let's see a pic of the faucet. Maybe someone k ows a trick or three to save the wall!

And sorry for jumping to conclusions on you with that picture!

Alan 07-15-2012 09:25 AM


Originally Posted by Evstarr (Post 965906)
What's on the other side of that wall? Honestly might be easier to bust a hole in the back and fix this

I'm going to have to agree here with him, especially considering that it looks like you have to install a nut on the back side of the mounting plate. . . . .

Did that not cross anyone's mind during the rough in stage?

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