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sam6
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Spindle extenders

Hi , I purchased a mondella ceramic Shower set and my spindles are not long enough because the breech is set too far back. I ordered a set of ceramic disk extenders from my local Bunnings store however they didn't have any in stock so i purchased a set from your competitor. I installed them however when i turned the water back on from the mains i now cant turn the water off from the taps in the shower.

Do i need to buy specific spindle extenders for mondella spindles? If so which type are they? Or do i need to make an adjustment to the Mondella spindle to ensure that the spindle seal is seated correctly against the extender mating surface ?

 

I went onto the Mondella website however all they did was refer me back to Bunnings. I would appreciate some help

Regards

Sam

MitchellMc
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Re: Spindle Extenders

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @sam6. It's brilliant that you've joined us, and many thanks for your question on tap spindles.

 

Not being able to turn the water back off at the taps is a classic sign that the spindle seal is not mating against the extender's surface. You'll need to undo the nut on the spindle and screw the spindle's shaft in further. It's a similar issue whether you are using extenders or not. With mine, I found the easiest way to do it was to undo the nut almost completely, screw in the spindle until it bottoms out against the extender's mating surface and then tighten the nut down. 

 

If you leave the nut on the spindle, in the position it was in out of the box, it will probably contact the extender's rim before the seal mating, as was the case with my installation.

 

Failing this working, if you would like to post an image of the extenders you are using, I'm sure our helpful members will have some suggestions for you.

 

Mitchell

 

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sam6
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Re: Spindle Extenders

Hi Mitchell,

Thanks for getting back to me so soon. But i ended up refacing both the breech and the new extenders. when i refaced both it worked. Cheers

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MitchellMc
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Re: Spindle Extenders

Hi @sam6,

 

It's sensational to hear that you got it sorted. Well done!

 

Please feel free to reach out anytime you need assistance or have a project you'd like to share around the home or garden.

 

Mitchell

 

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