oldest shower i've ever seen

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by angie73, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. angie73

    angie73 New Member

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    We are currently trying to remodel a bathroom in our new, old, home. We've torn out the old metal surround and drywall from the shower and in the process have broken the center pipe that the center handle attaches to on the three handle shower faucet. I have no idea who made this faucet setup and no idea where to get the part to replace it. What do we need to purchase to fix this problem or can we cap the center handle off and route the shower a different way??? We are very lost on this one, please help!!!!! :confused:
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    A picture of the valve and the handles would help. Otherwise, we have no idea what you are working with or why your shower has three handles.
  3. angie73

    angie73 New Member

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    re: pipe pics

    I will have to get pics with camera phone. Basically, it is a three handled shower setup. One handle for cold water, one for hot water, and the center one is to turn the shower on. The center one is the one we broke when trying to remove the old handle. The pipe is about three or so inches long and it is what attaches the handle to the plumbing inside the wall to operate the shower.
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    But if this is just a shower, without a tub spout, why do you have to have a separate valve to turn the shower on? I hope it is not being used to turn the water on and off while leaving the hot and cold valves at a comfortable setting. If so then you should be having weird temperature problems in the house.
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