We just moved into a new (to us) home that was built in 1993. It has a dual sink master bathroom, stand up shower, bathtub and a half bath downstairs. In each of these, there is what appears to be pretty much the exact same hot/cold faucet handles. No clue what make, there are no markings whatsoever so Im guessing its some generic brand they used in the houses at the time.
The problem is that the handles are all loose and wobbly, with a lot of play in them. Tightning the handles didnt change anything, so Im sure they are just old and need to be replaced. I can replace the 3 sinks, but Im particularly concerned with the shower and bathtub in the master bath. There do not appear to be any access panels, and everything (tub included) is behind tile.
Is there any magic solution? Will it be necessary to hack away at the tile to gain access to these old fixtures? Im reasonably handy, but also pretty busy- Im not sure how much of my time this project would take if I got into it.
Can anyone give me any clues or suggestions as to what I would be getting into? This way I can either go for it or just pay a plumber to do it.