I recently moved into a 15 year old house. The shower handle is one of
those one-piece units that you pull out to get water (the more you
pull, the more water you get) and turn clockwise or counter-clockwise
to vary the temperature.
Without knocking out the wall, how can I determine if I can replace
this handle with one more easily used? I've been told the current unit
is a Delta.
Thanks for any help.
To put a different type in means replumbing inside the wall.
The action you describe sounds like Moen, not Delta.
Browse the mfr web sites to see if there is a match.
The Moen controls get very stiff with age; you can replace the
internal cartridge without replumbing and get a smooth-acting
control again (if that's the complaint).
Do the web search first...
I forget what type I have, but I was able to rebuild both of mine, and now
they operate much better than they did when I first got into my house. I
went to a plumbing supply store instead of Home Depot, but it turns out
that HD has the parts I bought at the plumbing supply store (but I just
took the parts in and the plumbing supply store found and gave me the
exact parts; HD can take hours for that sometimes).
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