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How do i fit an electric shower to a tiled wall

How do i access the pipes if the wall is tiled

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  • craig warmisham Feb 17, 2009

    spot on, thats all i needed to know

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You may be access the pipes from the other side of the wall containing those pipes. so rather than have to cut into your tiled wall, you will be cutting into whatever is on the other side of that stud wall.

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Sorry,
Thought the service was free
Silly me, only found out it wasnot after I had typed the questioin and thought it would then be aired on the forum anyway
Thanks anyway,
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