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asjatt

06:58AM | 04/08/05
Member Since: 03/14/05
4 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I recently purchased a condo, and to my dismay, I went to use my shower for the first time to discover the valve that turns on the shower does not work !!! if only i would have tested it in the pre-settlement walkthrough!!

can someone give me a short summary as to what is required to fix this? is this something i can do myself?? (im somewhat handy, havent done any plumbing work before, however)

im assuming that a big chunk of tile and wall will have to come out to be able to service the valve behing the wall. Am I right in this assumption??

thanks for any help!!

asjatt

09:12AM | 04/08/05
Member Since: 03/14/05
4 lifetime posts
Ok I found out what is not working - the shower diverter.

I told you I haven't done any plumbing before!!

kerr7300

02:16PM | 04/08/05
Member Since: 04/01/05
47 lifetime posts
What do you mean not working? If you are talking no water at all then someone turned off the valve at the intregal stops. I have a new Condo myself and Moen faucets are installed. There is not an access panel in the bath closet. By removing the handle, two screws on the large chrome plate and the plate itself will reveal the two screwdriver slots which are service shut off valves. Most track homes like condos are built using Moen faucets, but check to see the brand name. They do always have intregal stops in that situation. They may have turned them off knowing that it was dripping.
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