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Question DetailsAsked on 8/23/2016

how much does it cost to add new hole for hand shower in jetted tub and install new faucet set

Newtown pennsylvania

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Depends on the material and accessibility to get in behind for the installation. Could run from $200-300 range with exposed faucets, to as much as $500 plus or minus a hundred or two range with difficult behind-the-wall installation, depending on the brand and materials of faucets you choose and how the existing plumbing is done - plus the cost of the faucets and hand shower which can run from $100- range all the way up to thousands. Other than fanciness of the fixtures, the biggest factor determining the cost will be if the faucets can be replaced from the front (through the surround or tiled wall) or if they have to be installed from behind - through adjacent room wall, or heaven forbid from the ceiling below (sometimes workable, sometimes not).

The worst case is where two bathrooms have their tub/showers back to back and the cannot be changed out through the hole behind the cover plate, so you have to open up the surround or remove some tile to change out the fixtures, because that then brings in costs to repair/replace part of the surround or tiling.

You definitely want to try to stay with a configuration that fits in the existing place - so your don't have patching of holes in the surround or walls.

My recommendation - assuming you have a shower head already - look at a removeable hand shower unit which just replaces your existing shower head - generally a DIY job unless your existing shower head is corroded on tightly and won't free up with WD-40. Look like below and about $10-300 depending on fanciness and whether plastic or metal - the hose and showerhead bracket just mount on the existing shower arm, and the shower "head" is detachable from the arm for portable use on typically about a 5 foot hose, plus can be left in the arm for use as a fixed head and to park it when not in use.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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