I have a tub and shower faucet set that is currently Price Pfister - a
single handled model. Tonight - I purchased a Pegasus set from Home
Depot - 7000 series - also a single handled model. I have some
experience with replacing lav units - but am ignorant when it comes to
shower and tub. I think i can handle the shower head and spout with no
problem (if i dont have to cut the pipe for the spout), but the main
control is another issue. Tonight when i opened the box, i noticed that
the all of the plumbing behind the control is present (does this make
sense)? My question...Can I possibly just replace the outside piece of
the main control? Or am I going to have to break the tile to get to the
supply lines and reconnect and replace the entire existing configuration?
Any insight is appreciated!
take the old fixture off. once that is done, you can see what you have to
mate up with and what would be required to get your new fixture to work. if
you cant get it off, you wont be installing the new one anyway.
start by takign the old fixture off.
On 1/17/2005 10:41 PM US(ET), Chris took fingers to keys, and typed the
You won't be able to tell until you start taking it apart. If you do
have to get into the wall, rather than busting out tile, there should be
another way to get to the plumbing, like on the other side of the wall
from the shower plumbing. I get to mine from inside an adjacent bedroom
closet. It is a lot easier to cut out a piece of sheetrock and then
patch it back up, even if it is a little sloppy afterwards, or screw up
a piece of plywood as an access door. You'd have to move clothes to see
As a novice, I had the same problem and I talked with a lot of people
about it. The general consensus was that if you use the same
manufacturer for the new fixture, the old valve in teh wall might
accept the new handle, but don't hold your breath. I tried to go from
Price Phister to Kohler. If different manufacturers, your chances of
them working together are slim to none. Probably done on purpose.
Regardless, good luck.
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