When I discovered no water would come to the tub/shower in my guest
bathroom (which hasn't been used in quiet a while), I called a plumber.
I was quoted a price of $350 to fix the problem. Having had no
experience of hiring a plumber before (ex always took care of such
repairs) I went on and OK'd the price. This was to get water back to
where one could either take a shower or tub bath.
After working for about four hours one afternoon, the plumber said he'd
have to return two days later to finish the job. He allowed his
company had him set up with four new jobs he had to get to before
finishing the job he'd started for me.
I protested, and he did show up the next morning around 9AM, working
until around 1AM, when he announced he'd done all he could for the $350
price. He had replaced the shower head, which I had not asked to be
done. He replaced the handle to turn the water on, which I'd not asked
for, but assumed it was necessary to get the water running to the
shower and bathtub. He had gotten the water running to the bathtub,
but not the shower!
This plumber allowed he'd now have to tear out the bathtub to replace
the pipes to get water to come out of the shower, which would come at
great expense to me!
OK, I'll admit, I know nothing about plumbing. But I do "feel" I was
being taken for an expensive ride by this plumber.
Can someone please tell me how I can get the shower to work without
having to take out the bathtub, then retile around the tub?
I shutter at the mess and the cost!