Shower Valve

Old 09-27-09, 07:24 AM
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Shower Valve

Is it prudent to replace a 30 year old shower valve that shows no sign of problem while i am redoing the shower - the walls are fully open to the studs - or is this overkill?
Old 09-27-09, 07:53 AM
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Personally, I absolutely would. What happens in 5 yrs or so when there is a problem? Are/will parts be available for it?
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This is a question that has a lot if "it depends" answers.In some cases a shower assembly of that age would be better than anything you could buy today or better than all but really expensive units.Also there is the issue of past maintenance.

For example if this faucet had been rebuilt recently with new stems and seats thats very different from a unit that had never been reworked.

If you don't feel comfortable leaving it or you want either a new look or new features replace it.You'll never have an easier job of it than now.

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