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need help with Hansgrohe valve

Posted by michoumonster (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 14, 13 at 20:57

Hi all, I bought a hansgrohe thermostatic roman tub filler set. This is the rough-in valve # 04124181

My GC told me that it requires a special 2.5" diamond drill bit that he cannot find anywhere. I can't imagine that it would be this difficult to install since Hansgrohe is pretty popular. Did anyone else find this to be the case or perhaps there is a trick he doesn't know about?
Thanks for any advice!


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RE: need help with Hansgrohe valve

I wonder if he could get one from the stone countertop fabricators?, or have them come out to drill a hole.


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RE: need help with Hansgrohe valve

sloyd, thanks for the tip. He did ask our stone fabricator but the fabricator said the largest bit he has is 2.25".
I guess it is because I have a quartz tub surround as opposed to the usual tile..
I will have to call up Hansgrohe customer service to ask.


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RE: need help with Hansgrohe valve

amazon has them as well

Here is a link that might be useful: link


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In the yellow pages - look up concrete hole drilling. I've had 6 / 8 / 10" holes drilled in concrete.


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sloyd, thanks for the link! i guess my GC is old school. he only checked all of his building supply stores. amazon is great!

doug_gb, i will call up some concrete hole places if I can't find the drill bit for my GC. thank you!


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RE: need help with Hansgrohe valve

" I've had 6 / 8 / 10" holes drilled in concrete."

I had to punt an exhaust vent for a large paint spray room through a 5 foot thick tool rim rated concrete floor.

The vent was 32 inches in diameter.

It only took about 24 hours of drilling with a huge core bit.

It took longer to erect the scaffold to hold the core up 35 feet to the floor below.
And another 8 hours or so to lower the core down to the 'basement' floor.
It took a lot of rounds on the chain hoist.


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"And another 8 hours or so to lower the core down to the 'basement' floor."

It's not the fall, it's that sudden stop :)


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brickeyee, sounds like tedious work!


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