Faulty Leaky Shower Valve replacement help


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Old 10-30-06, 06:16 PM
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Faulty Leaky Shower Valve replacement help

Its been about 2 months now and I'm finally ready to tackle my dripping bathtub faucet. I can only assume its gone bad from the really hard water we use to have before I installed a softner.

Question is, I removed cover plate to the shower on/off valve. Wow is all I have to say. Is it possible to remove those 4 soldered pipes to replace this valve or do I have to remove the drywall from the other side to gain enough room to do this?

Thanks for suggestions.
 
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Old 10-30-06, 09:48 PM
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The valve will come out without taking out the whole body. There is either a collar/nut you unscrew to get the valve out or a u-shaped clip you pull out.

Here is a pic with the collars circled. http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/4859/kohlertubshowervalvek30xl6.jpg
 
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Old 10-31-06, 06:57 AM
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Well I have individual type valve that resembles a cross of 4 lines, hot and cold in and the bath and shower head out. I can see that the handle comes off. Is the valve internals replaceable?

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Old 10-31-06, 11:21 AM
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Yes it will. I found a closer pic to yours and circled the collar on it. Spin that part off and the valve will come out. http://img506.imageshack.us/img506/1443/fh176066akb1.jpg

If you are still unsure take a pic of you faucet and post a link.
 
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Ah yes mine is a bit different, heres a pic. Im not quite sure where to begin to remove the internals here:

http://www.dsfrobots.com/temp/showervalve.jpg
 
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Old 11-01-06, 07:59 PM
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Here is a diagram of what you're looking at. http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/542/collse2.jpg

I outlined the collar you unscrew on your picture here. http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/5324/showervalvebj8.jpg
 
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Dont forget to shut the water off first!
 
 

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