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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: No Hot Water in Shower

Question

Why No Hot Water in Shower?

I have an outdoor shower with Moen parts. The shower plumbing was drained last fall in preparation for winter but after turning the water back on a few weeks ago, I do not have hot water coming through the lines. I have a few shut off valves and a drain point in the basement and have ensured that everything is on and that there is pressure at the drain port but between the drain port and the shower head the hot water is not passing through. Is there a chance the line is plugged or that the Moen part is malfunctioning?
The plumbing disappears behind the walls at the drain port on the hot water line so I cannot inspect any further. I have heard that there is a part in the Moen control handle that may be at fault but I cannot confirm on the internet. I do have hot water for a bathroom that branches off of that line. Also noted that there is a little cold water pushing through the line when the control handle is turned all the way to HOT. Any ideas?

Answer

I am assuming that you have hot water in every other part of the house except that one shower because the fact that you have hot water in "a bathroom that branches off of that shower line" suggests that the problem is related to that particular shower. And like you rightly guessed, not having hot water in the shower could be caused by any one of the following: faulty valve or plugged line. Now, knowing the type of plumbing line you have will help to further narrow down the cause of lack of hot water in your shower. Question 1: Do you have galvanized pipes? (mostly in old houses) If you answered yes to the above question, then you probably have a plugged line. Question 2: Do you have copper lines?...

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