Before you can replace the fixtures in your shower you ll first need to start by turning off the water supply unless. You happen to have a separate cutoff valve installed in the bathroom you ll need to shut off the water to the whole house open up a faucet at a lower level. In your home to relieve pressure in the lines take off the showerhead by turning the connecting nut counterclockwise with a pair of websitelock pliers to protect. The finish wrap a cloth around the connection first and hold the shower pipe with your other hand to keep it from turning inside the wall.
Faucet handles can be removed in different ways some have a cover plate which can be pried off with a small screwdriver others like this one have a. Small set screw somewhere on the handle once it s loosened with an allen wrench you can remove the handle gaining access to the parts below the remaining. Components of the handle either unscrew or pull off keep removing parts until you reach the valve in the wall if you have a tub spout this will either remove. With a set screw or will twist off by turning it counterclockwise you can use the website locks to loosen it but remember to protect the finish with the. Cloth and don t use excessive force inside the wall is configured for the type of shower faucet you have hot water typically comes in from the left cold.
Water from the right the two are mixed in the valve and will either go up to the showerhead or down to a tub spout a diverter directs which way the water. Goes because your new faucet is designed to work in a specific brand of valve there s a good chance you ll have to install a new valve in the wall whenever. You install a new shower faucet to do that you ll need to gain access to the plumbing inside the wall by removing the section of drywall around the current. Valve new trim kits for your brand of faucets are often available these allow you to change the look of your bathroom without replacing the valve behind the. Wall but the selection of styles is limited many people find plumbing intimidating so you might consider having a.