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Water leaking from fittings behind the grille. Is it possible to overtighten with a wrench? I;ve tried tightening and it still leaks.

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Yes over tightening will make leaks worse. Finger tight and then a half to a turn more is usually enough if things are aligned properly to start with....Eric

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