COMMUNITY FORUM

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?

lanad

Jim D

11:24PM | 03/31/05
Member Since: 01/06/01
345 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!
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Even if you turn off your electronics whenever you're not using them, they continue to use energy until you unplug them. S... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... For some decorative recycling, consider burying old bottles upside down to create edging for your garden beds and walkways... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2