Changing tub/shower fixtures, any ideas?
Posted by Jim Echols on January 19, 19101 at 12:15:16:
I have a 28 yr. old home that needs the faucets updated. I'm motivated enough to do the exchange myself but want it to go smooth like butter. I've searched the web and really can't find a primer for this task.

The tub/shower is encased with 4 1/4" tile. It has 6 pieces to it. (1)Shower nozzle, (2&3)hot & cold knobs, (4) knob for drain (which doesn't work now!), (5)a metal disk piece near the top of the tub that appears to be somekind of overflow piece, (6)the drain ring with a stopper that has a handle you twist to stop the water drain.

Do I need to know exactly what brand I currently have because I'll need to buy that same brand again or can I change brands? Is there anything in the interior of the wall plumbing wise I have to be concerned about? How do you change the drain portion? Is there anything (probably so) that I'm missing or need answers for? Thanks



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