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Tap spacer

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by davecooper, 14 Jun 2019.

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    I am about to fit a Watersmith mono tap to a stainless sink. There is a triangular plastic spacer supplied which the instructions say is for use if the sink is less than 35mm thick. Mine obviously is thinner than this but the spacer will not sit flat under the sink due to the shape of the sink in this area. The thread on the fixing rod is threaded over its full length so I am not sure why the spacer is required. The only thing I can think of is that it provides rigidity around this area for thin sinks. If this is the case, I can trim it down slightly to fit within the contours of the sink. Any advice appreciated.
     
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    Yes, it is to help provide support / stop the tap wagging about when it is used. Shape the spacer so it makes a decent fit.
     
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    Guessed this was possibly the case. I will trim accordingly. Did question the "less than 35mm" bit. It would be some serious sink that was thicker than that. My old composite sink was only a few mm thick. Perhaps they mean 3.5mm? Thanks anyway.
     
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    They believe its going to be fitted directly into the worktop and are covering their butt as so many sinks these days are flimsy as hell. Just shape the spacer to suit, as you've have discussed.
     
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