Bathtub faucet removal/install

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by JBRIGGS01, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. JBRIGGS01

    JBRIGGS01 New Member

    Sep 13, 2006
    HELP! how do I remove old bathtub faucet (PART WHERE WATER COMES OUT)?
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2006
  2. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

    Jun 12, 2006
    Do you want to replace the whole shower manifold or just the fixtures?
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    I think you mean you just want to replace the pieces you can see. If so, you have to find out the make and model, and then determine if those parts are still available.
  5. prashster

    prashster New Member

    Dec 7, 2005
    The showerhead is the easiest. It unscrews. Almost any new one will screw onto the shower arm. I'd use teflon tape though to prevent leaking.

    The 'faucet' consists of the trim (what you can see) and the valve/cartridge (what you can't see). The trim should also easily unscrew. You can probably replace it with any trim made by the same manufacturer that fits the valve you have inside.

    If you want to change the whole valve - like if you wanted to change your single control one to one that lets you separately adjust pressure and temp, then it could harder. You might be able to just replace the cartridge, which should unscrew out of the exposed valve. In some instances you'll have to also replace the mixing valve that's soldered to the h/c water lines and the shower arm. THAT's a pain bkz you have to remove the tiles and open the wall to be able to work. If your valve is against an inside wall, it's usually easier to go in from the other room (drywall's easier to patch than redoing the tile).
  6. mal7014

    mal7014 New Member

    Sep 12, 2006

    If you're talking about a typical tub spout, it also just unscrews (if it's a threaded spout, some are slip connections with a screw underneath the spout). There are universal tub spout kits available at your local home improvement store.
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