Shower fixtures


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Old 07-25-01, 08:00 AM
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I want to replace my 20 year old Delta single handle shower handle with a new Kohler model. I need to change the valve to accommodate the new fixture. Will it be necessary to tear the tile off the wall, make a larger opening to replace the valve and then do the necessary patching. The current opening is just smaller than the trim cover for the fixture.

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Old 07-26-01, 10:32 PM
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No, do not tear out your tile wall.
Cut an access hole in the wall behind the faucet, centered on the studs to either side of the faucet.
You can either re-sheetrock it, or better yet for future access and repair, install cutoff valves on both water lines, and a cabinet door over the hole. Paint it or stain it to match your woodwork, even if it is in a closet.
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