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JoanneW 05-31-2010 09:17 AM

replacing ceiling mount shower head
 
I have just purchased a new home and the shower has a "rain" shower head and it is ceiling mounted. How do I go about replacing it with a wall mounted shower head? I am prepared to hire a plumber. Is this a complicated job. The shower is custom and I will have extra tiles so I can have them "popped" off if necessary. Is this a big job? Thanks.

Alan 05-31-2010 10:04 AM

Yes, it is a big job.

Your plumber will need to open the wall from the valve that is controlling the rain head to whatever point where you want your new wall mounted shower head. At that point he will need to open up enough of the wall (width of a stud bay)to get a 2x4 in there for blocking.

If you really want to go ahead with it, you could save yourself some $$$$ by opening it up for him. Not sure if I would want to pop tiles for someone... Is there any access to the wall behind the valve?

JoanneW 05-31-2010 10:35 AM

rain shower head
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alan (Post 449220)
Yes, it is a big job.

Your plumber will need to open the wall from the valve that is controlling the rain head to whatever point where you want your new wall mounted shower head. At that point he will need to open up enough of the wall (width of a stud bay)to get a 2x4 in there for blocking.

If you really want to go ahead with it, you could save yourself some $$$$ by opening it up for him. Not sure if I would want to pop tiles for someone... Is there any access to the wall behind the valve?


Thanks Alan - - there is access to the wall behind the valve from a bedroom. So someone could cut into it if necessary. I will live with it for a while and see how it goes. It is the only shower I have. The tub in the room is a large soaker tub and no shower. Since it is a new place for me, I don't want to settle. Thanks again for your help.

Alan 05-31-2010 08:19 PM

It would be a much less destructive job with access to the wall behind assuming that its just sheetrock, and you want the wall mounted head directly above the control valve.


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