Last night my 3 yr old grabbed the bathtub faucet, and proceeded to use it to lift himself out of the bathtub. He ended up breaking the faucet clean off. The remaining pvc is still sticking through the bathtub/shower wall. I need to replace the pvc tubing coming out of the wall. The only way that I can see to accomplish this is to remove a section of the drywall on the opposite side of the wall; so, that I can gain access to the plumbing joint to facilitate making the repair. Am I right in my thinking? Please let me know.
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Re: Broken pvc plumbing for bathtub faucet.
If you have tiles in the bathroom wall, the answer is yes!
it is better to go fromthe back, where there is drywall.
since PVC is glue on, you have to cut out the pipe and reconnect.
make sure the bathtub faucet is not broken, and can be reuse.
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more specific please. so your saying that the actual faucet sticking outta the wall is PVC and not a Brass for plated brass pipe? Also what type of valve do you have. Is it a single knob valve that you rotate to turn on as well as adjust your water temperature, or is there 2 knobs one for hot and one for cold?
A picture would help me answer your question a lot easier
use pipe cutter to lop off end and sand the last 2-3 inches down with abrasive sand cloth. if you never braised before, i would recomend sharkbite plumbing fittings. comes in 1/2", which is what it looks like you have. it slides onto existing pipe (copper, pvc, cpvc and pex) and makes a seal, while the teeth inside keep it from coming off. there is a ring on the end that you can push in with a specific tool (which comes with some fittings) to remove it. they have extentions, valves, couplings and terminations in sharkbite. they sell them at any home depot. good luck and have fun
is there a knocking when you use the faucet or the pressure slams when you turn it off? that's water hammer. the air pockets that are supposed to be in the plumbing are depleted. most new plumbing have a length of pipe larger than the rest of the plumbing to hold air to avoid it. easiest way to fix this: turn off the water main. open up every faucet and flush every toilet until no more water flows. shut everything off again. slowly turn on the water main and the knocking and water hammer should disappear.
is there a knocking when you use the faucet? the air pockets that are supposed to be in the plumbing are depleted. most new plumbing have a length of pipe larger than the rest of the plumbing to hold air to avoid it. easiest way to fix this: turn off the water main. open up every faucet and flush every toilet until no more water flows. shut everything off again. slowly turn on the water main and the knocking should disappear.