Originally Posted by krisdiy
If I go with the brass nipple how to I cover up the connections since it will be quite a way from the finsihed wall...the entire length of the fitting.
That depends on how close the female connection is in the wall to the outside finished surface. Brass nipples come in a variety of lengths. You have the inside female threads plus the distance between the spout and the fitting.
Sorry, this may be hard to explain.
Stick a tape measure into the hole to the face of the fitting behind the wall.
Take that measurement to the surface of the wall. (for example, it could be 1")
Add the depth of the female threads on spout adapter and fitting behind wall.
(example: first measurement was 1", fitting is 1/2" deep and spout adapter is 1/2" deep. The result would be a 2" nipple)
The escutcheon will trim it out when the spout is installed.
Hope this makes sense. The proper length of nipple will leave the spout flush with the finished wall.
It's a shame that products don't come with these instructions anymore, yet they rely on DIY installs for a large part of their business.
I'll see if there is an online instructional video that I can link to that shows a spout installation with brass nipple.
Maybe some other members would have a good link, too.