Getting new shower walls? Consider replacing the shower fixture too.

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Getting new shower walls?

Consider replacing the shower fixture too.

 

close up of shower fixture.You got tired of the old shower walls, and have finally gotten the guts to replace the dated materials with a new, up-to-date style. That is great news; you will enjoy the decision once the home improvement is completed. But this may be a perfect opportunity to do a little more.

Consider replacing the shower plumbing fixture also, they will not be a better time to replace the plumbing located behind the walls. This just makes sense, but too often it is overlooked or not considered an important change.

Changing the plumbing is particularly important if they are no longer making the parts for your existing unit. Imagine needing to replace parts that are no longer being produced and getting to the plumbing fixture now requires tearing into the new shower walls. Not good.

So if you are replacing the shower walls, at least consider replacing the plumbing fixtures at the same time.

 

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That is definitely great advice, Tom...replacing old shower fixtures is a must if you're replacing old shower walls. Not doing so would be a little like leaving your old avocado green appliances in your new kitchen! :)

Leilani

Jun 11, 2012 05:51 PM #1
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Great advice Tom and very timely...........I'm helping my cousin with her bathroom remodel and this is what we need to do.

Jun 11, 2012 06:24 PM #2
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Tom, We did that on both of our bath upgrades.  Nice to get the temperature controlled valves in so no more wild swings when someone flushes or turns on the sink.  Liz can no longer threaten me by standing next to the toilet with her hand on the lever if I say something "wrong" :)   Bill

Jun 11, 2012 08:24 PM #3
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Good analogy Leilani.

Jun 11, 2012 11:25 PM #4
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Good luck with the bathroom remodel Roger.

Jun 11, 2012 11:25 PM #5
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The new fixtures have come a long way in the last decade or two Bliz, great time to take advantage of them.

Jun 11, 2012 11:26 PM #6
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Excellent, excellent advice Tom. You would think it would be common sense, but we are sure there are many that don't even think about it. Can you imagine having to rip out a new shower? Now tips to keep the mold and mildew away?

Jun 11, 2012 11:37 PM #7
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You would think it would be common sense Al & Peggy, but that is not my experience.

 

Tips on mold and mildew? Sounds like a post in the making!

Jun 12, 2012 10:57 AM #8
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Tom, if people are gutting down to studs, it's an easy thing to change the fixtures. Changing the old copper to pex is a good idea too, less chance of leaking...

I saw a show that featured some newer fixture technology that added air to the shower head for more pressure! Great idea!

Jun 12, 2012 11:56 PM #9
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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Thanks for the feedback Peg, great advice for making changes to the bathroom.

Jun 13, 2012 03:21 AM #10
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Chris Smith
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Great advice, Tom... it will potentially save a hassle later on.

Jun 13, 2012 04:31 AM #11
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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You are right Chris, and there will be no better time to replace the fixture than while it is wide open.

Jun 13, 2012 04:08 PM #12
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