I need to change a Delta single handle shower body to a new one, I only hav
e access through the front. I saw those goof plates in Lowes, made by Danco
, for remodeling from a 3 faucet to single faucet ( shaped like a football)
. Even though I don't have a 3 faucet set-up now, I thought I can use this
plate anyway. The opening of the template is roughly 7 1/2" high to about
12" wide, oval shaped. Is this enough room to change out a shower body?
I've seen those renovation plates as well, and I believe Home Depot
sells them. However, the ones I've seen were made by Moen and Delta.
Why use a Danco repair plate when Delta makes one and you have a Delta
faucet? Just get on Delta's web site, get their customer service 1-800
phone number and find out what the part number is and who sells them in
your area. Even if you describe what you want at Home Depot they should
know what you're talking about. I think they're called "renovation
In my humble opinion, 12 inches wide by 7 inches high should be
enough room to replace a faucet through, especially a single lever
faucet. Those renovation plates are made exactly for the purpose you're
planning on using it for. People want to change out old obsolete three
handle faucets with a new single lever faucets, but can't access the
faucet body through the back of the wall for whatever reason. Their
only option is to go through the front, and that means covering up a
fairly big hole. Just make sure you caulk well around the renovation
plate after the R/R to keep water out of the wall.
Ed Pawlowski;3148368 Wrote:
In an apartment block, the walls around every apartment are typically
concrete block fire separation walls. Bathrooms in buildings like that
will typically have a wood stud wall built a few inches in front of the
concrete block wall, and the plaster or drywall will be hung on that
wood stud wall.
In my case, I have 21 tub & shower faucets, all of which have a concrete
block wall a few inches behind them. So, my T&S faucets can only be
replaced from the front as well.
On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 12:02:42 PM UTC-5, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
handle shower body to a new one, I only have access through the front. I sa
w those goof plates in Lowes, made by Danco, for remodeling from a 3 faucet
to single faucet ( shaped like a football). Even though I don't have a 3 f
aucet set-up now, I thought I can use this plate anyway. The opening of the
template is roughly 7 1/2" high to about 12" wide, oval shaped. Is this en
ough room to change out a shower body? > I don't know if that would do it.
Why not through back? I cut out the sheetrock, replaced the faucets, tacked
back some rock, then hung a mirror over the patch. No need for a fine fini
sh that way.
Well, behind the faucet is the outside of a brick wall on the third floor
of an Apt bldg, so scratch that idea.
I'm always amazed that in the USA there are places that are so warm even
in winter that they allow plumbing pipes in exterior walls. Where I
live, in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, that would never be allowed because
of the risk of the pipes freezing in winter and cracking.
Crap, there were thousands of houses built in NY with heating pipes in
the cantilevered "floor" of raised ranches.
Our water heater is in the garage. In our other house, it's in the
attic over the garage. None of the pipes in either place are
insulated. It does freeze here but not deep enough or long enough to
worry too much about it. I do turn off water to the silcocks, inside,
and put a foam boot over them. Probably don't need them but it's
In southern Florida it probably freezes maybe once every couple decades
or so. However in most places I would consider this a bad idea; I've
seen snow as far south as North Carolina. I'm a few miles outside DC
(south of Mason-Dixon line) and it's 27 degrees outside at the moment.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
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