April 15,2019

How to Get the Right Size Escutcheons

Are your rusted escutcheons in dire need of replacement? Do you need new escutcheons to match a new size pipe for your bathroom or kitchen renovation project? Then you need to understand how to find the right size to fit your needs. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown, we enjoy providing quality residential and commercial services including new pipe installation and plumbing fixture replacement. Here are some tips on how you can choose the right size for your next plumbing maintenance task.

What is an Escutcheon?

An escutcheon is the formal name for the flange or cover plate used to cover the hole in the wall created after installing pipes and fixtures. They are easy to spot surrounding the arm of your shower heads faucets, below sink pipes, near the toilets shut off valve and more. Homeowners may want to eventually replace them. Sometimes the escutcheon has become rusted or damaged. In other circumstances, a new size pipe or fixture has been installed and the current cover plate no longer fits.

Why Does It Matter If You Get the Right Size?

While the escutcheon provides mostly an aesthetic purpose, you still want to get a size that fits flush with your pipe or fixture. If you get one thats too small, it won't fit and you'll have to keep making trips to the hardware store for a replacement. On the other hand, if it's too big, it wont look very attractive, and it may scratch your pretty, new hardware.

Measurement Tips


At first glance, choosing the right size seems simple. If you have a 1 pipe, then you need a 1 escutcheon. Unfortunately, different materials of pipe may have the same internal dimensions, but will have varying thicknesses. Therefore, a 1 copper pipe may need a different size escutcheon than a 1 galvanized steel pipe. You'll need to carefully measure the outside diameter of the pipe, and make sure that it will properly fit the pipe material used. If you're unsure, then ask someone at your local hardware store for help, or call a professional plumber who can properly replace your escutcheons for you.

Need Help form a Certified Local Plumber? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown

Do you need a plumbing inspection, upgrade, repair, replacement or routine maintenance service? Then call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown. Our certified, licensed and insured experts are ready to help you tackle any plumbing project, no matter how small or large. From basic part replacements to completely new commercial system installations, our experienced professionals have the tools and talent to get the job done right. Do you live in Youngstown, Boardman, Poland, Howland Corners, East Liverpool, Girard, Austintown, Niles, Champion, Warren, Struthers, and Cortland, Ohio; or Hermitage, Ellwood City, New Castle, Pennsylvania? Then contact our office today to learn more about our wide range of services and how they can help make your next plumbing update a reality. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer your questions and can also help schedule the perfect time to meet with a licensed plumber in your neighborhood.

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