What can I do about a shower valve stem that is too far recessed after tiling?


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Tub not draining

I have a 40 year old house with a very slow draining bath tub. I have had several plumbers out to try to improve the draining. Each one ran their auger down for about 5 to 6 feet.Each time it would hang up. After putting a kink in the augers the plumbers gave up. The last to try felt like it was the stopper disk from the old stopper. We have had one crew improve on the flow but now it takes about 30 to 45 min to empty the tub. Can anyone tell me what my options are. Unless these plumbers had a power auger that can actually cut through tree roots and such, you did not get your money's worth. Call a rooter service, instead. They should be able to cut through a rubber stopper like a hot knife through butter if in fact this is the problem. another: We just recently had the same type of problem. What I did was cut the drain line (under the house of course) and try to use a snake. When this failed we used a piece of pipe (1/2 galv.) that would reach the clog...
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In each of our bathrooms, size and placement was determined to some extent, by what is/was inside the walls (e.g, wiring, pipes...). In the MB, the back wall of the tub surround abuts the kitchen, so there were some constraints because of that. Also, we wanted the niche in the MB to be wider than it is tall (to follow the lines/shape of the wide field tile). In the hall bath, the back wall in the tub surround is 6" deep vs. the 4" deep wall in the MB, which allowed for a deeper niche. Once you start laying out your space, design, etc., you really start to narrow your options, which makes the decision-making a little easier!

The shelves and "lining" (side, top, and bottom walls) in both niches are marble pieces/tile. The shelves are sandwiched between two pieces of marble that line the side walls of the niches; the shelves actually rest on the top edge of the bottom piece. The marble pieces are a bit thinner than we had thought, or hoped they would be (the downstairs niche...

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If you've ever had the experience of being scalded in a shower when someone in another bathroom flushed the toilet, you'll understand why many shower faucets now come with pressure balancing valves. These valves automatically adjust when there is a sudden deficiency of hot water to keep the temperature constant. Faucets with these types of valves also have a built-in temperature limiter that you may have to adjust as the season changes. The procedure you need to follow to do this depends on your faucet model; you may or may not have to remove the handle.

Inspect the handle. It may have a cover on the front that allows direct access to the temperature limiter, or the limiter may be on the side of the handle. Either way, the handle controls volume while the limiter controls temperature.

Pry off the cover, if there is one, with a flat-head screwdriver. Rotate the limiter clockwise to increase the temperature and counterclockwise to decrease it.

Remove the handle...

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In typed:

To TimR from TomR (no relation),

I am getting ready to do almost the same thing fairly soon. You said that you have a "two handle" shower faucet, but mine is a "3 handle" shower faucet -- hot, cold, and a diverter handle in the middle.

I tried to find some YouTube videos, but I couldn't find any that show this type of replacement. They all seem to show how to replace and old 2 or 3 handle shower faucet with a single handle shower faucet. I'll post the links to two YouTube videos below just to give you some ideas, but they are not exact videos for what you and I are talking about doing.

In the end, after watching some of the YouTube videos, I may end up converting my 3 handle shower faucet to a single handle shower faucet.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, you will need to open up the back wall and see what you have now -- probably copper not iron pipe. And, after you open the wall, you may want to look at Home Depot or...

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You know that saying, when it rains it pours? That statement has become an actuality in our home. While we are trying to build back from the plumbing leak, one of our tub faucets developed a leak. When I tried to tighten the handles to stop the dripping, this is what happened:

Oops. Luckily, I knew the fix was an easy one, if you can screw in a light bulb, you are qualified to fix a leaky faucet!

I’ve solved this problem in a few tubs and showers (including one on the day I went into labor with my youngest.) Yup, you could say that the faucet wasn’t the only thing that sprung a leak. LOL.

My main complaint is that this was just one more project keeping me from the kitchen.


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