How To Install Shower Faucet

We’re installing the American Standard Rumson Shower Faucet. This is a vacation home we’ve been repairing from severe water damage.

Many times when you’re putting a new shower kit into a trailer, you need to adjust to the tight quarters.

00:00 Follow along with a handyman
00:25 Put male adapters and put pipe dope on them
01:25 Put a male adapter on the bottom with a plug in it
03:00 Hot & cold, then the up
03:10 Getting the pex cut
03:50 Attaching the pex and plug to the faucet
05:00 This would usually go down to the bathtub spout
07:30 We’re going to read the instructions to see what need to do
07:55 Putting the faucet in, what we had to do
09:35 Be an American, not an American’t

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You put male adapters put pipe dope on them. I’m tightening them up on this is just a shower so we won’t need the lower one.

But I might put one in there and put a plug in it.

I think I will do that. Somewhere in her I have a plug or two, so we’ll put a male adapter on the bottom, pull the plug in it.

I think it’s in the other pocket, so we’ll get another male adapter and put pipe dope on it.

All right, hot and cold, and this is the up, this is for the shower. Cold here, hot here. keep that for the shower. Crimp ring, the plug. Let me see that crimper. Lets see where’s the up? Now, that going down to the bathtub spout is, is now blocked off and I’m going to put a piece on this, a piece on that, an additional on for the elbow. Seal it up. Crimping tool. Allergic to plumbing. OK, we’re going to read the instructions and we’ll show you what we do.

I believe we’re going to have to cut a hole Max finish wall front surface right here, minimum finished wall removed to install trim except thin wall.

“All right.”

I’ll read up on it and let you know what I found out.

Putting this faucet in in this mobile home wall that was really difficult. What I’ve done is I drilled through this one by put in the, what they call a dropped-ear elbow for the shower head and then I fashioned to do this two by four so I could get it between these two places here.

That was the easy part then to get this 2×4 here so that the faucet could fasten to it I had to push this over fastened right there and fastened right here but had been notched out around this box that electrical box right here. Then we had to slide a three quarter piece of plywood here to push it out enough and that meant cutting out the wood here so that we could get in.

If you notice, this is really close and that was quite difficult but now we have the shower faucet which can do you can set your temperature it’s American standard faucet with the showerhead. We have all the sides on. We’re now ready to start caulking and sealing up everything, maybe putting some PVC trim around it so you’ll never run out and cover over all these screws or I’ll put some white hand screws on it.

And I’m also going to put some paneling on this that we took out. Now that we check to make sure we don’t have any leaks and that’s what we’re doing, we’re going to pack it up for the day. Thank you,

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