Can you replace tub hardware?

If your bathtub faucet is old or broken, you can easily replace it with a new one all by yourself. The process is the same whether you have a single handle faucet or one with multiple controls. If you want to change your faucet handles, you need to remove them along with the stems connecting to the pipes.

Can you change the hardware in a shower?

The handle and trim for the tub/shower controls can also usually be replaced without redoing any plumbing by using a universal replacement kit (available for most brands at home centers and plumbing supply stores).

What is the thing that switches from tub to shower called?

diverter valve
A shower diverter, also known as a diverter valve, is a valve that diverts the flow of water from the bathtub faucet to the shower head. Thus, a diverter valve allows you to have a shower and a bathtub in the same space.

How hard is it to change shower fixtures?

How to change shower fixtures and installing a new shower faucet is a straightforward process of connecting the new valve to the old pipes. Sometimes all you need are the manufacturer’s instructions and some basic plumbing know-how. But it isn’t that easy very often.

How do I replace shower fixtures?

How to Change a Shower Fixture

  1. Shut Off the Water Supply. Turn of the water supply to the shower at the shut-off valve.
  2. Pry the Knob Off.
  3. Pry Off the Cover.
  4. Remove the Collar and Plastic Insert.
  5. Pull the Retaining Clip Off.
  6. Remove the Nut.
  7. Take Off the Stem Cartridge.
  8. Install a New Shower Knob.

How do you fix a broken tub diverter?

Repairing the Shower Diverter

  1. Shut off the supply of water to your shower.
  2. Seal your drain with tape so that small screws or other vital parts are not lost down the drainpipe.
  3. Tighten the screws behind the faceplate of the diverter valve.
  4. Disassemble the shower diverter.
  5. Change the diverter.

How can I tell what kind of shower valve I have?

Count the Number of Shower Faucet Handles Often, the type of shower faucet and handle(s) will indicate what kind of shower valve is behind it. Zero handles may imply a shower panel faucet with buttons to control water flow and temperature.

Are shower fixtures universal?

Shower valves are not universal and you cannot mix manufacturers when it comes to trim and rough-in valves. Besides that, one manufacturer will have different valve sizes and types which may also not be universal and interchangeable with each other. Luckily, shower sets are always sold as a complete set.

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