Double washer OK?

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by Ammar Al-Taweel, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. Ammar Al-Taweel

    Ammar Al-Taweel New Member

    Hi all,
    I have a shower mixer back plate on the wall and I am trying to fit a new shower mixer to it. The problem is that the new shower connectors thread is too deep for the plate's thread, so I can't tighten it enough to prevent a leak.
    Is it a good idea to put an extra washer in the mixer's valve to give me more space or is that a bad idea?

    Thanks.
     
  2. nigel willson

    nigel willson Screwfix Select

    If it works, it works
     
  3. terrymac

    terrymac Screwfix Select

    Post pics of the fittings.
     
  4. Ammar Al-Taweel

    Ammar Al-Taweel New Member

  5. AnotherTopJob

    AnotherTopJob Screwfix Select

    As long as there is enough thread it should be Ok but it might retightening occasionally.
    A thicker washer rather than 2 together might be a better solution.
     
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  6. Ammar Al-Taweel

    Ammar Al-Taweel New Member

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