Replacing a tub fixture


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Old 05-27-01, 09:57 AM
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We are trying to replace a tub fixture because no cold water will come out of the bath tub or shower. We have cold water everywhere else but the tub. It is probably clogged with calcium and other deposits so we bought a new fixture and the copper piping and the fittings. After we cut an access panel behind the tub, we are not sure where to cut the old pipes and install the new ones. The copper pipe is rigid so how do we cut all four and then put in the new stuff? Please help.
 
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Old 05-27-01, 10:21 AM
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Hold it!
You may not have to replace the entire fixture. It may just be your diverter.
Go to "Repair/Fix-It" above and to http://www.bhglive.com/homeimp/ to see illustrated how-to info, and follow the Plumbing sections links to the type of fixture that you have.
It may be a simple repair, rather than a replacement job.
Good Luck!
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Old 05-28-01, 06:06 AM
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Hope that the cartridge solved your problem. VAST difference in cost and labor, huh? LOL
Unless it is hidden in the back of a closet, the hole that you cut into your wall for access can be covered with a cabinet door (painted to match the wall) for easy future access. Otherwise, you can just screw the piece of drywall back in place, if it's hidden.
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