Do you have a tub faucet that’s connected to an existing shower? Just like any other faucet you have at home, this type is also prone to plumbing issues. Sooner or later, it will leak, get corroded or its threads will just wear out. That’s normal since it’s always exposed to water. So if you do have a shower tub spout that needs repair, you can simply do the repair project on your own. All you have to is prepare some plumbing tools, the required replacement unit and work on it. To remove the damaged faucet, follow this DIY guide.
The faucet on a combination tub and shower consists of a tub spout over the tub, a handle or handles and a shower head. The handles turn the water on and off, and water is dispensed from the tub spout or the shower head when the water is turned on. If your faucet looks worn and outdated, replace it with a new, modern faucet. Simply remove the old faucet in order to install a new faucet that suits your décor and personal style.
It looks pretty easy to remove a broken tap. You’ll just need your reliable putty knife, screwdriver, hex key wrench and pipe wrench to complete this part of the project successfully. Now once you’ve removed the old faucet, you now have to install the new unit. Make sure that you follow the steps in this DIY guide.
Installing separate 3/4-inch lines to supply the shower ensures good water pressure and protects from temperature changes when another faucet is turned on or the toilet tank refills. Tap into the cold and hot water lines as close to the water heater as possible.
Choose the tub or shower faucet before you run pipes. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for plumbing the faucet. If your faucet does not have integrated shutoff valves, install shutoff valves in the lines to the valve.
Assuming an 18-inch-tall tub, position the faucet about 28 inches above the floor for a tub, about 48 inches for a shower. You may want to compromise and position it about 38 inches above the floor.
I hope that you enjoyed reading my blog about shower tub faucet repair in South Palm Beach FL. If you need a new fixture for your bathtub, read this article on how to install a bathtub spout. And should you require professional plumbing help, don’t hesitate to call Plumbers 911 Florida at 305-662-0668 (Miami-Dade County FL), 954-468-0512 (Broward County FL), 561-327-6287 (Palm Beach County FL)!
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