|Project by jimofalltrades||posted 725 days ago||2121 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I have an old 3.5 inch shower mixing valve in my rental. I’m having issues with the stems. I just had the cold blow off in my hand with pressure on the line. I would just replace the stem but after alot of looking 3 yrs ago i was able to replace these stems they cost me about 40 -50 with handles. At that time I looked into changing the valve, but I was not able to find any that were the right size. As you can see in the pics the shower is a standalone unit, and the holes for the hot and cold are cut into the plastic. At this point I don’t want to rebuild the shower although that will happen in the future. I’m thinking my easiest and cheapest option would be to get a new mixing valve and cut hole(s) in the shower wall, but i don’t know how to patch the holes so that they don’t leak.
Other then some clean up this is the only thing that can stop a renter from moving in, another reason that i don’t want this to be a long project.
Any ideas of how to address this would be appreciated.