Homeowner retrofit advice needed

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skuhn718

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Hello,

I’m a homeowner trying to avoid replacing the shower valve for a 3 handle setup. I am looking for advice on a retrofit kit or other option to plug-in to the existing valve, if possible?

I’m not sure how to identify what the original brand/make the valve is.

Help, please? Happy to take more pics or provide more info.
 

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You're going to want to find some form of manufactures stamp on either the valve body in the wall or on the valve stems that were removed.

Most 3 handle tub/shower valves have replacement and repair parts available for them. In this case since you have the back of the wall open, you could replace the 3 handle valve with a new one as well without opening more tile. A good professional plumber could likely replace the 3 handle with a modern 1 handle pressure balance valve with a plate that covers the 3 holes.

You have options.
 

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Id highly recomend ditching that valve . that said it probebly puts out a lot of water and good for as long or longer than your copper piping. parts both rough and trim are very likely about 95 percent chance available pull a stem, take old parts to a good plumbing store or hardware , skip past the big box store my opinion, if you choose to keep it in service. easy to change for a plumber to a modern valve
 
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