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Shower Plumbing - How to Install a Shower

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Shower plumbing is Portland Plumbing Plus' top specialty with many shower installation projects to show for it in every aspect of shower plumbing in Portland - we replace shower valves, fix leaky or broken shower, install or replace showerheads, solve shower drain odor, stop a dripping shower, handle shower drain plumbing and all shower plumbing repairs.

How to Install a Shower

Choosing the right showerhead

Did you just buy an old house and are looking to replace your traditional shower with a modern one? Or do you want to convert your existing bathtub to a new shower? Irrespective of what your bathroom renovation need is, this tutorial will be helpful to you. Let's start by choosing the right showerhead for you. Availability of space is often the determining factor for choosing the right plumbing supply in your bathroom. If you have a limited space, you may want to choose the corner shower setting which complements your limited space to give you a chic looking shower setup.

Detachable, Standard or Hanging Showerhead? - Choose according to your style

Your choice of either a detachable showerhead, a standard showerhead or an overhead (hanging) showerhead is a function of your personal style. If you love compactness and resilience, then detachable showerheads are for you. And if on the other hand you want your showerhead installed permanently on your shower, you need to go for the standard showerhead. The hanging showerheads on their part are attached to the roof from where water splashes on you from above  independent of your shower. If you want to get the feel of a waterfall right inside your bathroom, then go get a hanging showerhead style.

We shall continue the series on How to Install a Shower in subsequent articles. In the meantime, make up your mind on which shower best suits your situation and style and go grab it. Do not forget to consult your bathroom remodeling or shower plumbing professional for help.

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Question: My Water Heater Pilot Light Wont Stay Lit

Question
Yesterday my water heater went out and didn't come on, so I replace the thermocouple and the gas valve and the pilot now wont stay lit, but the old thermocouple was shorter than the new one, been the new thermocouple longer than the old one could that be why the pilot doesn't stay on?

Answer
The length of the thermocouple has nothing to do with the problem you're having. The longer thermocouple is the universal type with longer lead. Just uncoil as much lead as you need for the installation, then roll the excess in a tight roll and tuck it behind your gas tube.

I suspect that you didn't install the thermocouple properly. There are other possibilities though but if you didn't install the thermocouple properly against the pilot, it wont heat and open gas control valve.

I suggest that you do the following:
1. Make sure that the end of the thermocouple is raised at least 1/4 inch above pilot lit to heat properly.  Use a pair of pliers to bend pilot and thermocouple 1/4 closer to each other
2. While igniting the pilot, press down and hold the pilot button for 30 seconds. Pressing down and holding the button on gas control valve for 30 seconds allows the gas to enter pilot to heat thermocouple.

Other Common Problems Why Pilot Wont Stay Lit

  • No gas
  • Low gas pressure
  • Blocked pilot line
  • Faulty thermocouple - note that some thermocouples may have factory faults. So the one you just bought could be faulty.
  • Faulty thermostat
  • Air in gas line
  • Moth and dirt in gas line...
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