Bathtub/Shower Plumbing Replacement


Old 02-03-07, 06:03 PM
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Bathtub/Shower Plumbing Replacement


We putting in one of those acrylic inserts, so I figured it was a good time to replace the 35 yo mixer valve, etc. The question is how much of the plumbing should I replace? I've got a 1 ft sq hole doing the work so replacing all the pipe would be more work but nothing like once the insert is in place. The back of the the plumbing is a bedroom, so it could be gotten to by cutting the wall ... we're on well water, don't know how corrosive the water is.

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Old 02-04-07, 04:52 AM
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I always try to replace the shutoff valves with ball valves, they will work when needed 10 yrs downstream. Most washer type valves will not. Otherwise, just replace what is needed around the shower valves body. Fewer joints are better.
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