07:36AM | 09/11/05
Member Since: 09/10/05
2 lifetime posts
I have a shower faucet with one knob that only controls temperature. I have no control over volume and I would like to change the faucet where I can control volume independently of temperature. How can I change this? I took off the cap & pulled off the control knob and plate cover. There is just a single bronze colored valve sticking out of the wall. Is this what I need to replace to get the volume control? Thanks


06:50AM | 09/14/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
You will have to replace the valve, though you probably cannot replace it from the front side. You probably have to open up the wall on the back side, by cutting the drywall and extracting the valve from the back. Connections to the shower head and water supply will have to be cut and the new valve installed with couplings. Its not a very difficult job, but make sure you read the instructions for installation that come with the new faucet. Get a book on home plumbing by Black and Decker. This will help you to understand plumbing remodeling.

Good Luck

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.


06:56AM | 09/14/05
Member Since: 09/10/05
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Thanks for the helpful reply. Now I at least have some idea what needs to be done. Couldn't find info regarding it anywhere else.
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