I'm remodeling the bathroom. I'm to the point where I'm replacing the
bathtub faucet. Never done this before so it's a bit new to me.
I've ordered the new bath fixtures and they'll be here in a couple
days, so I'm not sure what parts are all included yet.
I'm dismantling the old fixtures, but I can't figure out how to get the
entire faucet/valve set off. Please take a look at these photos:
I removed everything that I could, but those shiny brass ends won't
screw off and don't appear to be soldered on either, I don't think.
Looking closely at the picture, it looks like the entire thing might be
cast out of brass and is one piece?
Does this mean I have to replace the entire, er, whatever it's
called--the piece that includes the two water control knobs and the
shower/bath diverter valve?
I was thinking that I could keep that piece in there without having to
replace it, but it appears the whole thing is part of the fixture? Does
this mean I'll get another one when the new kit arrives?