What is a 2 function shower valve?
A two-valve diverter uses a rotating control for hot and cold, and a second control to divert water between the tub and the shower. A three-valve diverter allows individual adjustments of cold and hot water, plus a central knob to divert water between the tub and the shower.
Can you use tub and shower combo for shower only?
Although it is easier and more cost effective to use a fixture designed with only a shower head control, you can use a tub and shower faucet in a shower-only installation. Most tub and shower combination faucets can be installed in a shower without using the tub spout.
Is there a difference between a shower valve and a tub shower valve?
The biggest difference between a dedicated bath shower faucet and a tub and shower faucet is that a true shower faucet doesn’t come from the factory with an outlet for both a showerhead and a tub spigot.
Can you shower in a soaker tub?
All that said: Heck, soaker tubs are great — if you (1) already have one normal-sized tub in the house and (2) have one bathroom large enough for both a walk-in shower and nearby, a stand-alone soaker tub.
Can you replace shower handle without replacing valve?
The handle and trim for the tub/shower controls can also usually be replaced without redoing any plumbing by using a universal replacement kit (available for most brands at home centers and plumbing supply stores).
Can you change a shower handle without turning off the water?
Show activity on this post. Every shower handle and regulator is a bit different. If you are really just replacing the handle – which is really items 1-4 (and sometimes 5-6 or sometimes 5-6 don’t exist) – then no you do not need to turn off the water.
Can you change shower valve without removing tile?
This may require some cutting or removal of the tile around the shower valve opening to access the leak. While your plumber will take great care to cut or remove only enough tile as necessary, you could face some minor tile repair depending on the size of the opening.