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Old 12-16-2009, 09:40 AM   #1
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Where the heck is the shower shut off valve?


Our house is 10 years old. There is a bedroom behind the shower faucet. second story. Am I doomed to opening up the bedroom wall?

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Old 12-16-2009, 09:57 AM   #2
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Where the heck is the shower shut off valve?


Ayuh,... I'd assume you'll have to go through 1 wall, or the other to replace the shower faucet...

Your question is somewhat misleading though,...
To shut off the water To the faucet, turn it off anywhere Up-stream...
aka; where the water enters the house...


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Where the heck is the shower shut off valve?


I guess I was looking for the knobs you see under the sink or near a toilet...(new to homeownership)
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Where the heck is the shower shut off valve?


What is the issue? Why do you need to kill the water to the shower in the first place?
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Where the heck is the shower shut off valve?


Sometimes they are in the basement
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Where the heck is the shower shut off valve?


We're trying to update one of the bathrooms and I want to know how to turn the shower portion off the bathroom off. I've located everything else just not the shower. I'll try the basement. Thanks.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:15 AM   #7
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Where the heck is the shower shut off valve?


You probably ain't going to find it there. Most showers in residences are piped directly to the valve body, with no intermediate shut-offs.
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:19 AM   #8
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Where the heck is the shower shut off valve?


if valve is a certain type gerber valve the cut off can be in behind escutcheon on valve body remove trim and you can turn it off with a screwdriver, if not look in basement or crawl space under shower good luck

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