How to Remove Old from New a Shower Valve

Replacing a shower faucet valve can be partitioned into two stages: evacuating the old valve and introducing the new faucet valve. There may be numerous motivations to replace a shower faucet.

However, a typical one is to introduce another weight adjusted valve that will detect variances in the framework and keep the water temperature steady, regardless of whether other apparatuses and machines are running while somebody is showering. This can be an essential safety thought in forestalling burning.

Replacing a shower faucet valve is a moderately propelled venture that will require expertise in soldering copper pipes and fittings. Thus, we have separated the task into two instructional exercises. In this initial segment of the undertaking, we center around the evacuation of the old faucet.


Difficulty Level

  • Moderate-to-difficult

Instruments and Materials You Will Need

  • Screwdrivers
  • New shower faucet valve
  • Allen-torque (when required)
  • Utility knife
  • Channel-type forceps
  • Mini-hacksaw

Remove the Handle

  • Start by expelling the shower handle. In our case, there is a screw behind the top that holds the handle set up. In other cases, you will require an Allen torque to remove the screw and afterward the handle.

TIP: Use material to cover the shower or tub drain with the goal that screws and little parts don’t tumble down the drain. Click here for more details about shower valve.

Remove the Escutcheon Trim Plate

Next, remove the escutcheon trim place to get to the shower valve. With the handle off the beaten path, you can undoubtedly get to the second arrangement of screws that hold the trim plate set up. Unscrew both and afterward pull the plate off the divider.

If there is any caulk around the trim plate, you may need to utilize a utility knife to cut the globule of caulk before the plate falls off.

If there is a defensive plate covering the valve, this should be removed, too.

NOTE: In this case, the faucet opening in the divider must be amplified to remove the protective plate. If you have to do likewise. Ensure that the gap is just as substantial as it should be keeping in mind the end goal to limit divider repair after the new faucet has introduced.

Cut an Access Hole

Cut or tear open a more significant gap, if important, for expelling and introducing the valves. There are two choices: cutting into the divider behind the pipes cavity or working through a little opening in the encompass. In this case, we worked from the front side, augmenting the opening in the shower encompasses. Since our shower encompasses was fiberglass, the gap could be amplified by breaking out pieces with forceps. Other sorts of divider surfaces may require different strategies for broadening the faucet opening.

Remember this gap ought to in a perfect world be taken cover behind the cover plate on the new faucet when the undertaking is finished. To ensure the opening isn’t too enormous, utilize the new cover plate as a guide for checking how huge you can make your gap.

Remove the Old Valve

Stop the water and cut the old valve out of the divider, leaving the proper sum copper for the new valve. While a copper tubing cutter is, for the most part, the best device for cutting copper pipe, for the tight spaces in a venture this way, a scaled down hacksaw functions admirably. Introducing the new shower valve will be less demanding if you find that you have some development in the pipes once they are cut, yet even without it, you will have the capacity to take the necessary steps.


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