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Problem with counter depth.

Have a new counter that is 1.25" thick. Faucet only extends 1.25" into counter, nothing to tighten washer onto. Only suggestion so far is to grind down the counter underneath or send back the taps but surely someone else has purchased counter tops of this depth without having to resort to this. Is there not a nipple or inner neck that can be purchased that is longer than the 2.25" total length of this one? Please help.

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Get a nipple and a sleeve and put the nipple on one end of the sleeve and then scew the sleeve onto the shank.

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SOURCE: the counter is too thick for length of faucet stem

i good hardware store (not Home Depot) may have a coupler that will let you extend the two bolts on the faucet, add another bolt up into coupling, putting nut and crossbar on it.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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you can pull the faucet arm off, the part right on top of the base , if my memory serves me correct you can tighten it with a creset wrench and the neck will pop right back on after

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A lot of the faucet manufactures have not kept up with the new counter top innovations out there so I would say you need to pick out a new faucet that has an extended shank. Short of counter sinking the hole from the bottom of the sink top the above is your only out.

Posted on Feb 08, 2011

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