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    Default Setback for shower breech

    I am re-doing a shower in my downstairs bathroom. I've had to remove are termite-damaged wall in which the taps and pipes were attached.

    I've re-built the frames and now have to mount the shower breech on a noggin and I'm not sure how far it should be set back. That is, if I put the noggin too far back, then I may not be able to screw the shower head and taps on far enough, which would end up leaking. But if I put the noggin too far forward, then there'll be exposed thread on the fitting once I've screwed on the taps and shower head.

    I figure that there must be some standard figure for the amount of set back, but I can't find it anywhere. If someone can advise me how far the shower breech should be set back from the tiled face of the well (or some other reference), I would appreaciate it very much!

    Cheers,
    Ivan.

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    35mm from the face of the studs.

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    Above sounds about right, you can double check by part assembling the items and adding the seet thickness.

    There are a lot of imported types that may reuire more or less space.

    Good luck.
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    35mm sounds right, a breech will vary slightly between manufacturers so make it that the front of the tap bodies finish flush with the villa board sheeting.
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