Faucet thread pipe is too narrow

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Faucet thread pipe is too narrow

Post by Leftside » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:48 am

So I replaced a bathroom sink faucet and the threaded pipe is very narrow compared to the drilled hole. It tends to move when you use it despite how hard I tighten it. What can I do to make it more snug besides replace the faucet with a better sized one?


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Re: Faucet thread pipe is too narrow

Post by A. Spruce » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:53 am

Sounds like you don't have the ability to tighten it enough, meaning not enough threads on the hold down apparatus. Stack some washers or make a spacer to fit between the nut and hold down clamp, that should do the trick.
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Re: Faucet thread pipe is too narrow

Post by Shannon » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:59 am

Ya the threaded tubes are always much smaller. If you are trying to apply it to the sink only (without and counter top in-between) sometimes they are not easy to tighten like Spruce said. Add some spacers and give it a try.
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