Plumber/Handyman- replace faucet valve for shower

Posted by Ainsley B.


Kensington, NSW

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Monday, 12th Aug 2013
I REALLY need a plumber/handyman to replace my shower's faucet valve (rough in new faucet valve and make shower at least useable.)

I can't afford a whole bathroom reno and don't really want to re-do the whole shower stall, so if the repair could be done with least amount of collateral damage just to make the shower usable for the time being, that would be great.

I attempted to change the tap washers/O rings and install new taps tonight (after a lengthy period of dripping shower taps) and when re-fitting the new pieces, I discovered corrosion in the tap seat and a sizeable hole in the faucet of the cold water valve (see pics).

I think the job will require ripping out the surrounding tiles of the current faucet valve, replacing (roughing in) the corroded faucet valves with new (inc. soldering) and patching the wall (waterproofing??). Though feel free to advise otherwise.

I have the new tap fittings but would need to buy the replacement faucet valves (not sure what I need to purchase at this stage as the tiles are still on). I have lots of tools incl. a grinder and soldering iron if that helps and I'll pay for all materials.

Would like this completed ASAP if possible. Feel free to ask for further info or advise if I'm on the wrong/right track!
Nathan M.
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This is the view of the shower stall and valve openings.
Sorted it out this morning, thanks so much for your interest. Best wishes.
Hi Ainsley,
It looks like your need to replace the whole tap mechanism inside the wall by "just soldering" onto the underlying (copper?) pipe.
Your 2nd photo indicates 2 taps need replacing - is that the case?
I would probably need to have a look at it before making a offer.
Regards, George
is this a concrete rendered brick wall with tile on top??
I also 'discovered' a side panel this morning about a foot wide which should give access without having no rip off tiles fingers crossed. I'm going to take off the panel tonight and see if I can work out what faucet valves to buy, and will post an update tonight. Hopefully the job will 'just' be some soldering of the new faucet valves and no ripping up tiles.
Feel free to request further information in the meantime.
Cheers, Ainsley
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