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Old 07-25-01, 06:18 AM
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HOW TO CHANGE A TUB/SHOWER FAUCETS. IT HAS A SHOWER HEAD AND THEN A DUAL KNOBS ONE FOR HOT AND ONE FOR COLD. AFTER I TURN OFF THE WATER SUPPLY AND UNSCREW THE SCREW IN THE HANDLES, WHAT TO DO NEXT. TO REMOVE THE OLD HANDLES AND REPLACE THEM WITH NEW. HOW TO REMOVE THE OLD HANDLES?
 
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Old 07-25-01, 06:35 AM
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If there are bonnets on the valve stem assemblies against the wall of the shower, unscrew them by hand.
This should expose the hexagonal part of the assembly. If you can reach that part with a crescent wrench (which you probably can't) unscrew the whole assembly counter-clockwise.
If you can't reach them, you will need a set of valve sockets:

Find the one that fits your valves.
After you remove them, check the washers on the ends, the o-rings, and the seat that is left in the wall fitting.
Replace the washers and o-rings. You should not have to replace the valve assemblies, unless they are just totally corroded.
If the seat in the wall fitting has a square opening, it can be removed with a seat wrench, if it is pitted and corroded. Wrap a flat turn or two of teflon tape clockwise only around the threads of the new seats, if you have to replace them.
Look in "Repair/Fix-It" above (Plumbing section) for the various types of faucets. Find yours for an illustrated how-to.
Good Luck!

 
 

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