Showers contain water, and when one is using them, they drain water into the sewer system. Today, there are different showers, and they come in all sorts of shapes, colors, sizes, and configurations. Every once in a while, there is a possibility of your shower developing problems, and you will need a professional to help you deal with it. Butler Plumbers Inc. has been a qualified plumbing professional for many years. We have amassed the necessary skills and experience to help you sort out any bathroom plumbing issues during this time.
How the Shower Water Supply Works
Two supply pipes bring hot and cold water to the shower. If your shower was constructed less than 30 years ago, the supply pipes are probably copper.
The pipes that bring in water are connected to a valve, and this shower valve is responsible for controlling the shower water supply and water temperature to the showerhead. A diverter valve is a shower valve found in a setup with both a shower and a bathtub. This type of valve has the additional duty of switching the flow of water from the spout of the tub to the showerhead. If your shower does not have a diverter valve, it may have a lever on the tub spout to switch the water’s flow. The valves have these temperature limiting devices to prevent the sudden swing of water temperatures and scalding from hot water.
Common Shower Plumbing Problems We Handle
Some of the common problems we solve include:
No access Panel
Replacing the faucet needs you to work inside the wall. If your wall does not have an access panel, you will replace the faucet by installing a paintable plastic panel behind the faucet. Ideally, the faucets should be 14 by 14 inches. You will then remove the faucet handles or tub spout and hole through the wall. You may use a drill instead of a screwdriver if you have a plaster wall. You can start by cutting a small hole rather than a big one to allow you to see where the valves and pipes are located and how you can best access them. Then, you can install the panel frame after replacing the faucet.
Installing Tub Faucets and Showers
If your shower faucet is dripping, we can help you replace the shower valve, faucet handles, faucets, or other parts of the faucet body.
To install a shower or tub faucet, you have to be comfortable with drilling and measuring copper pipes. Usually, we work with separate ¾ inch lines that will supply the shower and prevent temperature changes when the toilet tank is refilling, or another faucet is turned on.
The first step we take is determining faucet placement. We spread three handle faucet setups farther than single-handle faucet setups. Next, the shower arm and supplies are fixed using threaded adapters.
The next step involves locating the spot, showerhead, and faucet handles while installing braces and anchoring them with screws. Anchoring with screws allows easy movement if you will need to adjust.
Next, we will assemble all the pipes and install them up the height of the faucet. We will then reduce the elbows and run ½ inch pipes to the adapters on the faucet. We then tighten threaded nipples into the drop-ear elbows and put the wall covering before removing them and installing the tub spout and shower arm.
Reach out to Us Today
If you need help installing a shower or have any other shower problems, you can call us or schedule an appointment today.