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ad0470

07:59AM | 03/31/05
Member Since: 03/30/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I am in need of instructions or advice on replacing my shower faucet. it is the pull-out shower faucet type which you then turn left or right for hot or cold water. i would like to have a faucet that i simply turn left or right to turn on and adjust temperture, eliminating the need to pull it out to turn on and push it in to turn off. how can this be done without damaging my tiled shower wall?

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Jim D

11:24PM | 03/31/05
Member Since: 01/06/01
342 lifetime posts
AD0470 - hi, I'm not a plumber but I've repaired a fixture or two. I don't know if you can retrofit your existing fixture to convert it to the style you want. Hopefully, one of the professional plumbers will know - but you'll need to tell them which brand of fixture you currently have.

If you have to replace the fixture and don't want to go through the tiled wall, your remaining option will likely be going through the wall behind the fixture. You may have an access port already there, which would make the job easier. Otherwise, you'll be cutting through drywall (hopefully) to get to the fixture. There'll likely be soldering involved, so this may be getting beyond what you want to take on.

Again, maybe one of the pros will give you other advice...good luck! Jim D/West Point, VA

kerr7300

03:43AM | 04/02/05
Member Since: 04/01/05
47 lifetime posts
If you have a closet or exposed wall behind the fixture, you can cut your opening there. They do make some really nice flush plastic access panels which are also paintable. If you don't, well down with some tiles!
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