Need some help here please...Ive looked this up and got nothing. My shower/tub is going to be replaced, and currently there are 4 handles, 2 for the tub that is connected to the spout and currently though the tub itself. the other 2 handles are about 2 feet above on the tiled wall. im going to gut the old tub and tiled wall, and put in a new tub and 3 piece surround. what I want to be is replace the 4 handles into 1 single one, everything I find on web is for converting 3 into 1. I need to know how to convert the 4 into 1. thanks in advance for any help.
Feb 21, 2013, 06:37 PM
What you will need is something like this. This is just the trim kit to give you an idea. You will need the corresponding valves. Just google "Bathtub/shower control valves".
On the tub spout there is a diverter that stops the water from entering the tub and put it to the shower head.This message has been edited. Last edited by: redoverfarm,
Feb 21, 2013, 07:51 PM
appreciate the help farm. with the correct valves, it doesn't seem like it should be that difficult of a conversion...fingers crossed. Going from the 4 to the 1 seemed overwhelming. Soldering and connecting is something I do have experience with. will the ket come with instructions as where I would need to cut and connect?
Feb 21, 2013, 08:22 PM
If you know what exact brand and model you want, you should be able to google up its instructions to see what they tell you, including the distance the valve is suppose to stick out from the finished wall. There are other variances, such as how high to put the handle valve portion, I normally set them up higher to make it easier to use as a shower. As to where to cut and connect, depends on making it fit to the exact location your faucet needs to be. And with valves you generally get them with a sweat on fitting, or a threaded fitting. Personally, I prefer the threaded fitting styleThis message has been edited. Last edited by: Re-mdlr,
Feb 21, 2013, 08:37 PM
I think Remdlr covered the basics for you. It all depends on what you have now as far as the supply line location. There should be directions in with the valves showing how to run the lines. As for the actual lines that is just basic plumbing. Pay particular attention if you happen to get a Temperature sensitive (anti-scald) valve. A little different setting up. Good luck.This message has been edited. Last edited by: redoverfarm,