Shower Faucet Replacement – Applying the Caulk

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Nick Marine with Marine Plumbing Service teaches us how to replace an old shower faucet. This video will focus on putting caulk around the faceplate and tub spout, as well as discuss the hot limit safety.

    Nick Marine: Hello! My name is Nick Marine with Marine Plumbing Service. Today, we are going to talk about replacing your tub-and-shower valve. Right now we are going to talk about putting caulk around the faceplate and tub spout, as well as discuss the hot limit safety. We are going to go ahead and apply some silicon around the entire perimeter of this spout. I'm going to put a large bead on it and I just clean it up with my finger. And then I wet the sponge and clean up the excess. We have to start little fine bead around the top. The reason you want to do the faceplate is when the water hits your body or your chest, it repels off your chest and comes right to this valve. Then I also, once the screws are in place, I'll also put a little bead around the screws. It does the job.

    Okay, so when I apply a little bit of caulk around the actual shower arm itself to hold the structure in place and as you are just about do it, once all that is cleaned up, I take a damp cloth several times, until I get all the spots off of the actual trim, and just clean it up with a damp cloth or a sponge.

    Most manufacturers when they make anti-scroll valves, meaning they make them so that there is a hot limit safety on them. You can set them in the event that the water heater in the house is set too high by the home owner. If you have children under age of 10 or elder people, you probably want to go ahead and have a plumber install the hot limit safety for you so that you don't get spotted at the valve unintentionally. Okay, here is our finished product, installing your tub-and-shower valve. I hope these tips for installing your tub-and-shower valve will helpful for you, and good luck on your project.