Your faucet leaks or refuses to turn? Is that it is probably too calcified to function properly. Or you want to replace your worn out faucet with a more pleasant thermostatic mixer to operate and cheaper? Whatever the reason, it is not necessarily required to be a plumber to replace a shower valve. Good tools and a little time can be enough.

To take a shower faucet

The first thing to do before starting plumbing work is to cut the water supply to prevent flooding. If there is no tap in your bathroom, it will be cut at the main arrival home. To purge the pipes must then open the shower faucet for all the water is discharged. Using a wrench, you can loosen the nuts from the tap. To make it easy to remove, it is best to unscrew each side slowly so that it does not put bias. After removing the tap, you have access to connections.

Of seal

If the valve is the same size and if the connections are not too worn, you can reuse them after having brushed. After handing over a piece of sealing tape (usually Teflon) to fittings and put seals on tap, you can install it. The last step is to put water and check that there are no leaks. If that is the case, it's probably at joints or fittings.