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WestBentley 03-01-2007 08:55 AM

Replacing shower parts?
 
I was wondering how easy or hard it would be to replace things like the drain cover, or the spout (where it comes out if you want a bath instead), or drain switch in a one piece plastic tub? They are rusty and dingy, so I was hoping to get shiny new pieces.

Also, what about replacing the metal bars in the tubs that are along the walls.. is that easy or even possible?

glennjanie 03-01-2007 07:36 PM

The tub drain and overflow come in 5 or 6 peices and, once you take the old one out, it is relatively easy to install the new one.

If those bars were installed at the factory, it will be a big deal. You may want to get a regular surface mounted grab bar, cut the old ones off flush and get a plastic plug to put in the holes.
Glenn

LeoDLion 03-09-2007 12:12 PM

The spout is screwed in. You can remove by turning it counterclockwise. When installing the new one, cover the spout with a rag to prevent scratching the shiny surface.


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