I need to install a drop el (female thread). The drop el is brass and
has two ears with holes so it can be secured to a wooden brace. My
question is how far out should this el be located? Flush with the
finished wall? TIA
If for the shower head- keep it back enough that the chrome pipe for the
head does not have pipe threads showing past any escutcheon.
If for the spigot- allow enough setback from the finished wall that the
spigot will sit flush with the finished wall or surround.
Buy your rough-in and finish fittings. They will have instructions on what
they need and how to fit them. Some require male threads, some female, some
flush, some set back, some a copper tube that the trim holds onto with a set
screw. There doesn't seem to be a standard. Check the manufacturer first.
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