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Discuss "Generic fixing kit" wont fit. What to do next? in the Bathrooms, Showers and Wetrooms area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

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  1. P B

    P B Member

    Hi,
    I have now bought three different fixing kits which will not fit a VictoriaPlum Mode Quartz shower.
    The threaded compression part will not fit over a filter on the mixer valve.
    whats the solution as i can only see option of drill a 20mm bore out the threaded nut and i dont have a dril that size here.
    pic attached i hope to show.
    thanks

    Bar Valve and threaded compression nut
     
  2. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Sorry VP = garbage
     
  3. P B

    P B Member

    yes that may be but its what i have to fit. what would you do to get this sorted
     
  4. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    VP will probably sell you an adaptor, they do for their other foreign fittings.
     
  5. P B

    P B Member

    It was their fixing kit that i tried last after they said it would fit...
     
  6. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Only have a photograph but it looks likes it could fit, have you tried both ends? (Sorry if you have).
     
  7. P B

    P B Member

    yes. other end threads on wall kit
     
  8. P B

    P B Member

    upload_2018-10-4_18-22-15.jpeg here is an example of a kit
     
  9. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    Have you got a spec on the shower and a picture from further back showing the whole valve.
     
  10. P B

    P B Member

  11. Riley

    Riley Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    That fixing kit looks wider at one end to me. Could just be the pic though. The male foxing screw needs to have the spanner flats nearest the wall
     
  12. JCplumb

    JCplumb Plumber

    Is it the central part of the shower connection that is stopping it from securing? If so then it may unscrew, it houses the filter. I've had the same issue a couple of times and found the only fittings that work on them are the 'Z' adapters and I refuse to use them.
    The central part has a hex so suggests you can undo and remove that bit.
    Just be sure to use the filter style washers once it's out as you don't want muck getting in the valve.
     
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  13. P B

    P B Member

    Thanks will try that and sounds like a sensible solution.
     
  14. Ben-gee

    Ben-gee Member

    Be careful, make sure the piece you intend to remove is not a non- return valve. If it is you will need to put some in the hot/cold supplies nearby or the shower may not work correctly.
     
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