I'm putting in some Moen shower body spray using their S1300 rough-ins.
They attach to a stud with screws. But the studs they need to attach to have some twist to them, so the rough-ins would not be plumb and would not be parallel with the shower wall.
I'm sure I don't have the only studs that aren't perfect.
I am wondering what's the proper/best way to achieve a plumb, level, etc. surface to screw the rough-ins to.
Find the locations on the studs that you want to install the sprayers, then add additional framing to make the studs plumb and strong. This could be by sistering another stud alongside and/or blocking horizontally over to the next stud(s).
I don't know if I'm seeing 4 screws in your picture or two screws and two "something else's".
I'm wondering if you can just mount flat washers under one pair of screws or something else's and none under the other pair to compensate for the twist of the stud(s)?
Alternatively, I've used 1/8 inch ID rubber vaccuum hose from an auto parts store to mount electrical outlets and switches further out from the electrical box when the plaster around the box was so poorly done that there wasn't anything to hold the outlet or switch in the right position. And, those pieces of hose have lasted 25 years and counting, so they're not problematic in that they split and fall out or whatever. The advantage in using neoprene or any synthetic rubber (or real rubber) is that they're all actually very viscous liquids rather than a solid. That means, that under pressure (and elevated temperature), the rubber will actually flow to conform to it's new shape. So, you can tighten the two screws on an electrical outlet or switch to get the switch flush with the wall, and after a coupla years there won't be any tension in the screw anymore. The rubber hose under it will have changed it's shape so that it still looks compressed, but won't stretch out again if you release the pressure on it. If you remove that little piece of hose, it'll retain it's compressed shape.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Nestor,
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