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The counter is too thick for length of faucet stem

I have to replace a faucet in the bathroom. The current one had a long stem but all the ones I look at now will not go past the plywood underneath the counter so that I can secure it. I tried drilling out the plywood and then some of the cement as this is a tiled counter but now the bolt is uneven and it will not secure. Any ideas?

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  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Return the faucet . Go to a plumbing supply house and buy a direct replacment faucet or at least one sized correctly. 

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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.

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