Shower Diverter Valve Replacement Guide
How to replace a leaking or faulty bathtub shower water diverter valve with pictures and step by step instructions.
Bathtub Diverter Valve
Plastic Valve Piece
Twist Off Counter Clockwise
removing the old tub spout diverter valve and taking it to a home
improvement store to buy a new one to make sure you buy an appropriate
New valves from Home Depot cost anywhere from about $15 for a simple unit to almost $200 for polished brass or brushed nickel models. (Be careful to not mistakenly buy a "non-diverter" tub spout.)
|Both of the valves
that I replaced happened to be the simple twist on/off threaded types.
To remove them, I turned them counter clockwise (to the left) until they came off the tub water supply pipe.
To help prevent water from leaking out from the threads on the water supply pipe, wrap a piece of white silicone Teflon tape or "plumber's" tape around the threads before twisting on the new tub spout diverter valve.
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