Horizontal Pivot Rod

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  1. Jan 11, 2010 #1

    milbel

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    I am remodeling our bathroom and am installing a new sink & faucet assembly. The horizontal pivot rod, that came with the faucet assembly, is too short for the span between the drain and the faucet on the sink by 2-3 inches.
    Is there anywhere I can buy a longer pivot rod, or a way to adapt the standard one?
     
  2. Jan 16, 2010 #2

    GregC

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    Hello, sometimes you have to make a bend in the vertical extension piece that comes down from the "lift rod" of the faucet. You should have an extension rod with a wing nut or thumb screw to adjust up and down, and holes in that piece to slide over the "pop-up" rod on the tailpiece of the drain from bottom of sink. Is this correct? That "pop-up" rod is usually a standard length. You may need to bend the extension piece to slide it over the "pop-up" rod. Kind of making and "s" shape in the vertical extension. Hope this makes sense.
     
  3. Jan 17, 2010 #3

    Redwood

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    Time to go to a decent hardware store and buy a piece of rod the same diameter as the ball rod and a rod coupling...

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  4. Mar 3, 2011 #4

    wdlugitch

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    What hardware store would you suggest to obtain such an extension part? I have gone to my local big box stores, and neither has it.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2011 #5

    inspectorD

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    Your local contractor plumbing supply house will have what you need.
     
  6. Mar 4, 2011 #6

    wdlugitch

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    I am going there today.
     

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