As predicted.  Done for the day. Effing Moen includes a template for a cover plate so you can make cuts in the ceramic tile and fit the valve while covering the original holes from the two knob set up. According to the valve instructions, depending on the thickness of the wall, you may need to cut a hole 3.5 inches in diameter or 4.5 inches if the wall is too thick. I admit I did not check and cut the hole that came with the template and… nothing fit. I measure the hole and the sucker is 3 inches. No, not the hell again, not another template that does not correspond with the instructions and measurements.  So I measure and guess what? 3 motherranting inches in diameter.  How hard is to check up the measurements of a template?

I measured the hole again, made the marks, grabbed my kinda-dremel tool, cut the excess ceramic time and presented the valve and accoutrements.  Perfect fit.

My back is screaming bloody murder, I am trailing ceramic tile dust, I need a coffee and my humor is black ichor foul.

To be continued tomorrow.


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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

3 thoughts on ““Hey Miguel. How’s that plumbing coming along?” (End of day one)”
  1. The last time I cut ceramic tile, I thought I’d be shrewd, and buy some special tools. In the end, I used a dremel, with a diamond blade, to cut the radius for a sink. I had the “special tool” all along, and only should have bought a diamond blade.

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