Change from 1/2 to 3/4 valve

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Marty, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. Marty

    Marty New Member

    Apr 7, 2005
    I'm converting a bathtub to a shower only. The old valve is 1/2" but I'd like to install a 3/4" valve to improve water flow. Can this be done and will it make a difference or should I just stick to the 1/2" valve? The new shower unit will have a fixed riser and a handheld sprayer. The main pipes coming into the bath are 3/4".
    Thanks. :confused:
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Unless you are using special shower heads, they will be flow limited so the only advantage would be if it is also a tub filler in which case you would fill the tub faster.
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

Similar Threads: Change valve
Forum Title Date
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Pfister - Change Compression to Ceramic? Feb 9, 2014
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog PP Crown Imperial interchangeable with Crown Imperial? Jul 4, 2013
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog should I change the p-trap? Jun 4, 2013
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog Change ShowerHead at Attachment Sep 5, 2012
Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog How to remove or change old rotating shower head with wide connection? Dec 29, 2010

Share This Page