Shower valve hookup

shower valve hookup

How do you access the tub valve on a shower?

Sometimes, access to the tub valve is easy. There may be a pony wall with an access panel that a builder thoughtfully added for a situation just like this. Once you have access to the tub valve, you can unplug the port for the shower, screw in a vertical pipe with a female elbow fitting on the end.

How to replace a leaking shower valve?

Run the shower and check the coupler for leaks. If you find one, tighten the coupler’s nuts. Make the connections shown when going from old galvanized pipe to copper pipe and adding the new valve. Also add new shutoffs. Cut a hole for the new valve using a rotary tool equipped with a tile-cutting bit.

What should you consider when choosing a shower valve?

So, the first and foremost element to consider is the location of your new shower valves. This may be the first time that more than pure aesthetic quality of the shower valve variant you have chosen comes into play. And it’s about time.

Is it possible to unplug a shower valve?

If youre lucky, the valve will have an outlet for the shower that you can unplug, but you probably wont be lucky, and youll have to replace the valve. All of this is expensive, especially if you have to break through a tile or stone wall and repair it afterwards.

How to repair a tub and shower valve?

How to Repair a Tub & Shower Valve. Step 1: Turn off water Turn off the water to the bathtub and shower at the shut-off valve. Let any remaining water flow out of the faucet. Step 2: Remove the cap and screw Remove the cap and screw from the faucet handle using a screwdriver, and take off the handle and escutcheon.

Do you have to have a door on a shower valve?

An exception is when the valve has an extra mechanism, such as a water pressure regulator, that you can adjust. In that case, you must provide a removable access door. If you have such a device that isnt part of the tub and shower valve proper, then the door must provide access to the device.

How to fix a leaking bathtub or shower faucet?

If the faucet valve for your tub and shower malfunctions, use the steps here to make the repair. Turn off the water to the bathtub and shower at the shut-off valve. Let any remaining water flow out of the faucet. Remove the cap and screw from the faucet handle using a screwdriver, and take off the handle and escutcheon.

Do I need an access panel behind my bathtub?

If you use a compression fitting, either to install a valve or make a repair, that fitting must remain accessible so that if it fails, you can fix it. Moreover, if your bathtub includes a motor or auxiliary heater, you need a panel to access it. Even though it isnt required, its a good idea to have an access panel behind the tub and shower.

How to replace a shower valve?

When replacing the shower valve, you might want to begin by exposing the valve – but first, you may want to cover the shower drain with a plug or a cloth. By blocking it entirely, you will prevent any screws or small parts from falling into the drain as you are working on the valve. Once the drain has been covered, take off the shower handles.

How do you fix a clogged shower drain?

Stretch the cloth over the drain so it is blocked completely. This will prevent screws or other small parts from falling in while you work on the valve. As you remove screws or other parts from the shower, keep them in the same place to avoid losing them.

Do you need a diverter valve for a shower?

We have already discussed the types of valves, so all you have to do at this point is to choose which one is the most appropriate for you. If your shower place is in the bathtub, then you will need a diverter valve. However, if your shower is an enclosed area of its own, then you will need pressure or a temperature valve.

Is a shower faucet the same thing as a shower head?

So the “faucet” is usually the valve you operate to allow water to flow from a fixture. So if the shower “faucet” is the handle in the shower where you turn on the water flow that comes at you from the shower head. No, they are the same thing. You can certainly replace the shower head without replacing the valve. FYI the shower faucet is the valve.

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