I have to install escutcheons around the 1/2" copper pipes
for my toilet and sink, and also around the shower arm. I
expected these escutcheons to hold tight to the pipe but I
discovered that they are actually loose and slide around
easily. What is the usual way of installing the escutcheon?
Do I put caulk behind it to hold it to the wall? Put caulk
around its edge to hold it to the wall? Or is there some
different procedure that is appropriate?
if the proper escutcheons were purchased they should be a hand press fit....if
you got 1/2 iron pipe escutcheons they will be way loose....
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firstname.lastname@example.orgPANTS (Chris Perdue) wrote in message
I don't recall when I bought the escutcheons that I had a choice between
iron pipe and copper pipe, but in the case of the shower arm the escutcheon
came with the shower arm so Grohe evidently thinks it's the right part.
And it's definitely quite loose.
those plates are merely for decorationg not to hold the pipe solid. If you have
excess movement in the pipes you need to get into the walss and put some pipe
clamps in there attached to the framing of the walls.
email@example.com (Randd01) wrote in message
Yes, but the escutcheon will do a much better job of being decorative if
it stays near the wall than if it falls down onto the top of the shower
head. It's either got to cling to the pipe somehow or it's got to be
stuck to the wall. For escutcheons that go around the 1/2" copper pipe
everything seems to be in order. They friction fit to the pipe. But
the one that goes on the shower arm is loose. No way is it going to stay
without some silicone or other help.
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