Supplies and Tools:
Channel locks® pliers
Caulking white silicone
Pencil or permanent market
Shoe Booties (protects bath)
Spring clamps 4 inch
Tile hole saw kit
Tile scraper 1/4 inch gaps
Dr. Valvus called me from an advertisement from a Bing advertisement campaign. He was related to the late Dr. Valvus who invented the valve. Dr. Valvus wanted his shower tile repaired after a local plumber worked on the shower spout.
This post shows the eighteen steps on how to drill a hole in a shower tile, and how to replace a missing diverter valve.
Step 1: A local plumber repaired the shower mixing valve but would not repair the damages or the diverter valve and stated that the doctor should get a handyman to finish the job. Plumbers do not repair tile or wall damages, they just can not make enough money to cover their time and cost.
Step 2: Fig.1 shows the Handyman removing the diverter spout with a pair of Channel locks® pliers, now twist off the diverter spout away from the wall.
Step 3: Fig.2 shows the diverter valve has been removed and only the pipe is left.
|Fig.2 Tub with missing tile|
Channel Locks pliers
Step 6: Fig.4 shows the tile hole saw is being drawn with a pencil on the backside of the shower tile.
|Fig.4 Circular tile cutter|
|Fig.5 Tile to be used|
|Fig.6 Circular base |
for water pipe
|Fig.7 Drilling tile hole|
|Fig.8 Hole Cut|
|Fig.9 Removing the base|
|Fig.10 Fitting the copper pipe |
around the newly cut tile
|Fig.11 Hole cut|
|Fig.12 Teflon the end|
|Fig.14 Tile grout|
|Fig.15 Applying caulking|
|Fig.16 Job finished new |
tile with new fixtures
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