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    Default Copper pipe extender

    We have recently had plumbing installed for a new bath, protruding from the side wall over the side of the bath. After applying tiles to the wall we are now unable to put the tap fittings back on as the plumbing is too short. The actual tap itself is fine, but the hot/cold knobs are not. We can put the handles on without a problem, but the decorative cover (which hides the hole in the tile) needs to screw onto the copper pipe, which we cannot do as the pipe is too short.

    I have tried a few different "extenders" purchased from Bunnings, but found they extended out too far, so there was a gap between the cover & the wall once it was screwed on tight.

    We only need to extend the pipe by about 5-10mm. Does anyone have any suggestions for the best way to achieve this?

    The taps handles are the same as in this basin set from Bunnings:

    tap-fittings.jpg


    Stylus Venecia Basin Set - Bunnings Warehouse

    We are unable to attach the bell-shaped decorative cover.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

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    have you tried removing the spindles and extending them with 15mm brass spindle extensions?

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    Have a look on pg12 of the pdf at the black flange extensions. I'd try these first. If the other extensions you tried made them too far off the wall you could try and source some "trouble domes". You can get these in different sizes from places such as Reece.
    http://www.reece.com.au/new/pdf/products/performa.pdf
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    Thanks for the advice. I now have a few more ideas to try out. Will let you know how I go.

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