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Thanks for adding 2 days to my project.
on February 12, 2011
First off, I'll preface this by saying I guess it was my fault for not buying this, opening it, and dry fitting it before I started my bathroom project.
That being said, I redid my bathroom, and rather than cutting the copper and replacing the valve kit in my tub/shower, I decided to just buy this brushed nickel kit. Quick and easy. Boy was I wrong.
I had tiled the shower walls, and cut maybe a 2" diameter hole in the backer board and tile for the valve to be exposed. So i had my tile all installed and grouted, and was putting the fixtures on. I put this trim kit on and it wouldn't sit flush against the shower wall. I'm thinking wtf? My old trim sits flat. Turns out, there is an extension in the back of this kit that sits about 1/4" back from the outer edge of the trim. So you have to have around a 3 1/2 - 4" diameter cut out for this extension to sit back inside the wall.
Needless to say I was upset. I had to rip that one tile out, cut a new tile with a bigger hole in it, mix up a tiny little batch of mortar, set that one tile, wait for it to dry, mix up a tiny little batch of grout, grout that one tile, and then I can finally get on with it.
Danco engineers should figure this out...