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Question DetailsAsked on 5/27/2013

How much should it cost to replace bath tub faucet in a tile wall?

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Depends a lot on whether it is accessible or not. If accessible from the back of the wall (say a closet or whatever) through drywall, or is a single- xxxx type with a large (about 6 inch) chromed cover plate over it, then can usually be changed out without touching the tile - about $350-450 including mid-grade faucet cost.

If it is old or double handle type with only a small valve stem penetrating the tile, and is NOT easily accessible from the back of the wall, about $450-600 including tile contractor to repair the tile. This assumes if rear-wall entry is used that it is NOT drywalled back over, but rasther that a metal or plastic cover plate is used to conceal the access hole.

You need to have a plumber look at it FIRST. If it is leaking, it may be it only needs a new washer. If you are replacing it for aesthetic purposes, the plumber has to look at how hard it is to access to tell you if a tile contractor needs to come it to try to salvage tile around the valve area, and what types of faucets are going to go in your location easily.

If it is leaking, be sure to have the plumber determinethe extent of leakage - you probably have a mold or fungal growth or dryrot problem to be addressed too, if it has been leaking for long.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD




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