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Question DetailsAsked on 5/21/2014

How much should it cost to install a shower valve? I already have the valve.

I have the valve but I need it installed. I have flexible pipe with clamps for the hot and cold leads and soldered brass to shower head.

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With easy access, like from back side through openigng in drywall, plumber should be able to do this for about $125 - minimum service charge - not counting repairing drywall, though you can buy various sized plastic and metal utility access cover plates online or at home improvement stores to cover the access hole so it is easily accessible in the future for inspection and repairs.

If has to finagle it from the front, say because the shower is backed up against another shower in adjacent bathroom so you can't get at the back of the wall without significant damage, then he will pobably solder a threaded fitting to the valve and to the riser pipe to the shower head so he can assemble it with a union without trying to solder through a small opening, which might make it more like $150-200 buy the time he gets it done in cramped space.

Be sure when soldering is done that the guts of the valve are removed, or the plastic and rubber parts and seals will beruined.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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