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Old 01-05-2017, 05:54 AM   #1
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Replacing tub faucet






This faucet leaks, its ugly(so are the tiles lol) and most importantly my wife wants it replaced.

Whats my best bet to replace it with the least amount of work and chances of screw ups?

Any tub faucets to recommend?

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What is on the other side of the wall behind the shows valve?

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You mean whats behind the shower?
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Remove the wall surface behind the valve and replace valve. Either repair the wall or install an access panel.

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make sure you use a single handle pressure balanced ASSE 1060 compliant valve with a cover plate.
https://www.amazon.com/Moen-1920-Rem...N%3DB0013C3VI2

http://www.homedepot.com/p/MOEN-Adle...2603/300213962
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make sure you use a single handle pressure balanced ASSE 1060 compliant valve with a cover plate.
https://www.amazon.com/Moen-1920-Rem...N%3DB0013C3VI2

http://www.homedepot.com/p/MOEN-Adle...2603/300213962

I might as well remove all the tile from that wall and make a hole above the faucet for the 'single handle'.
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You'll be looking for a two handle shower valve still, unless you want to do tile work. Measure the distance between the two stems (you can see them from underneath in the one picture and its also how far apart the handles are) and make sure the replacement is the same, should state it on the box and shouldn't be hard to match up. Usually they're 8" as far as I know, hopefully that's what you have too.

As rjniles says you'll need to cut an access panel behind the valve. You can buy nice trimmed access panel covers which will leave it permanently accessible, but not everyone would appreciate the look of it, so patching the drywall and painting is also an option. If you go the store bought route, that'll dictate how big of a panel you should cut, otherwise it's mainly up to you. Don't get too stingy with the cut, though. If you're patching it yourself, it's nice to cut from the outside edge of the studs to the left and right of the valve. That way you have an easy way of screwing the cutout back in. Height wise, keep in mind that there's obviously the supplies coming from presumably the bottom (unless you're in the basement) and the one going up to the showerhead.

Turn off your water and open your hot and cold taps, ideally the lowest elevation ones you can. Once the water is drained as best you can, cut the supply lines and the shower line. Don't be afraid to use sharkbite fittings to hook up the new one, its a lot easier than soldering in a wall cavity.

For brand, you can't really go wrong with Delta, but shop your price range. Don't get the absolute cheapest thing though. If you've heard of the brand, it's probably alright.
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Ghost shows in his post a remodel plate that will allow the use of a single handle valve to replace the existing valve.

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Ghost shows in his post a remodel plate that will allow the use of a single handle valve to replace the existing valve.

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Remodel plate may not work. Most of You forget he still needs room for the spout below that.

Drywall work is easier than tile work.
So just open the wall from behind. Patch those few pieces of tile.

Then drill your 3/4" hole for the spout and 3" for the valve where they should be.

Have to say someone really took care of that. The tile and tub look in great shape for a faucet that old.
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Thanks all for the recommendations! I guess I'm going to go behind and try to rig some kind of shower system.

I'm sorry for being lazy but I honestly can't choose a set that will be easiest to install,
Can any of you recommend anything from here?

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/cat...cets%2F1010159

I honestly hate the tile, I wish I could paint it a dark colour or something.

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