Voleta. Bathroom. September 12th , 2017.
For the home that was built in decades past, the standard shower height for a tub/shower is 72”. If the users of the shower are not tall, this height may be perfect. But for the taller users, a 72” shower head is not ideal, because the user must crouch to get clean as the shower head itself ends up even lower than that. Raising the shower head and installing new tub/shower fixtures is not the most basic of DIY projects; however, it is our hope that this tutorial will help you do it right, including solving some of the dilemmas you might run into when working with copper pipe and an older home.
Screw on all four female couplers to the four mixing valve threads. Determine whether or not you will be raising your mixing valve. Technically, this can be positioned as high up on the wall as you want it. For a shower alone, you would obviously want the mixing valve to be much higher than for a tub/shower combination because it doesn’t need to be accessed for bathtub use. Hold the mixing valve into place where you want it and mark the nearest stud at the vertical center of the valve. Measure the vertical distance from the old mixing valve to the new position; you will need to cut two pipes this length to raise the cold and hot water pipes to this height. Also, measure the new distance from the bottom female coupler on your mixing valve to the horizontal pipe connecting the tub faucet.
If your shelf is a solid wood board, you might be perfectly fine with the edges as they are. However, if you’ve chosen plywood as your shelf medium, you will need to trim out the edge. Grab some L-shaped corner trim, making sure that the inner depth is enough to cover the thickness of your shelf.
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