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Shower - coroded pipe to faucet must be replaced

Posted by Eileen Condon on August 25th, 2003 12:54 PM
In reply to leaking shower behind shower wall by Ken Brown on November 12th, 2002 08:40 PM [Go to top of thread]

I own a house built in '54 ... nothing has been done in the bath/shower. The tub faucet has a valve to pull up for shower. Water began to leak behind the faucet. When I went to remove the faucet, it turn out the the threads of the pipe from the shower to the faucet had corroded and rusted away. It fell apart in my hand. So, now I have to replace the piple from the shower to the faucet.

Can that be done from the bath tub? If so how? Just try to turn the pipe counter clock wise and hope nothing else breaks? Is there a technique? Or is it necessary to pull out the tiles and install all new pipes behind the bath tub walls?

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