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How to remove tile and durox to change tub faucet?


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Old 01-25-08, 09:57 PM
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Post How to remove tile and durox to change tub faucet?

Hi, I have a problem, I just had my bathroom remodel and my order of faucets arrived late. The original faucet has a different system (house is from the 70's) than the new ones (when I bought the faucet I though there was a standar system ). Now I want to install the faucet but I have to remove to pices of tile (10x12) for the instalation. I want to know what is the best method to remove the tile without damagin the rest and how to cut the install Durox. I also want to know how can I put everything back together. Please help me!!
 
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Old 01-26-08, 04:58 AM
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Welcome to the forums! I guess we learn as we go, huh. I would have stalled the remodel until all parts had arrived, but hindsight is 20-20. Access to the tub faucet will best be made from the wall behind the faucets. That way you can make a large enough hole to work in and just possibly have a sheetrock repair, rather than tearing out all the tile. And "tearing" out is the key word. They don't pop out like a puzzle. Why don't you post a couple of pictures of your existing area along with pictures of your new faucet assembly to a site such as photobucket.com and either give us the urls, or post the HTML code so we can see what you have.
 
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Thanks for answering

Hi, I forgot to mention that on the other side of the wall is the Master Bedroom Shower, which has tile too. I was hoping only to remove one side of the wall to make the changes for both bathrooms. Here are the pictures of the wall and the type of valves it has. If there is a way that the older valves can be change to fit the new handles would be great, but I don't think that the old valve system can be adapted to the new, right??? And what would be more complicated? removing the tile and durox or installing the durox and tile afterwards. Thanks for your helping!!
The direct link to the photos:
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...hroomvalve.jpg
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...hroom2wall.jpg
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...hroom1wall.jpg
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...Newfaucets.jpg

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Old 01-26-08, 03:56 PM
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Well, if it's not leaking behind the wall, the best bet is to remove the cartridges, including the diverter and take them with you to the plumbing supply store and get an exact, and I mean exact replacement for each. At the same time they can help you with new knobs and cover plates. It's their job, and they can go a good job and have a decent variety to suit your likings. Be sure to get a small tube of plumber's lube. They will have it and may even suggest it to you in order to allow the new cartridges slide in place easier.
 
 

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