12:57PM | 05/29/07
Member Since: 06/20/05
53 lifetime posts
How hard is it to replace a tub/shower faucet? The handle is broken (see picture). Do I need to replace the entire assembly? Since I have only a limited size hole in the tile, do I need access through the wall behind? Is there soldering involved? The house was built 13 years ago.
9273 how hard to replace


07:32AM | 05/30/07
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
I would find out what brand the faucet is and go to a plumbing supply house and get a replacement handle. This not a rare problem, so you should be able to get the part. Replaceing the faucet entirely could cost a few hundred dollars. No need to tear up your wall and solder on a new expensive fixture if all you need is a handle.

I would pull off the handle and try to figure out what brand it is before you bring it into the supply house. hopefully you will get a patient person who will find it in his books.


09:17AM | 05/30/07
Member Since: 06/20/05
53 lifetime posts
Well, now that's the problem. It's a Delta. But I have pushed and pulled, twisted and tapped (all the while of course looking for hidden screws or removable covers) but I'll be darned if I can get the handle off. I can remove the little water temperature adjuster on the front via the screw down the center; but I can't get off any more than that.


05:56PM | 05/30/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts

Use the 800 number or Chat.
Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

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

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon