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Old 08-01-2014, 09:01 AM   #1
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Shower troubles

I have a 2002 40' My showers has a leak above the control valve. Do I need to remove the hole shower pan enclosure to reach these lines? I am pretty handy and looking for any advice before tearing apart things that I may not need too. Thankful for all replies.
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:40 AM   #2
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If they didn't change the design for '02 you can reach the control valve by removing the mirror behind the cook top. There is a large access hole behind this.
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:49 AM   #3
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FYI, a previous owner had this problem and yes, he had to remove the mirrors on the kitchen wall across from the shower wall. Since the mirrors broke and didn't want to replace them, he opted to replace the mirrors with mosaic tile to form a typical back splash around the entire kitchen. Looked really good! He also built a small stained wood cabinet (box?) to place in the opening thus allowing easy access for future maintenance. Just one idea ...
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:19 AM   #4
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I just checked the 2002 brochure and I see they moved the sink to where I have the cook top. I also have a single mirror with 4 screws in the corner so it is easy to remove. I guess someone at the factory thought it would look nicer with a whole wall of mirrors which I assume are glued on. Seems an "opportunity" to upgrade to the tiled back splash that Bob has.
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:38 AM   #5
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Thank you! You are my new Sensei There is also a 10"x20" removable panel in the cabinet above the sink for the shower head. I remove the third mirror panel and there it was, the culprit. The tub shower valve, that the tub portion was capped with a plastic cap, that will be replaced with a 3/4" brass cap. I am a first time user of this forum, and the response was FAST! Thanks so much. I am going to replace the mirrors behind the sink and cooktop with something more appealing and con be remove easily.
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I had exactly the same problem. I used silicone as a thread sealer on the plastic cap and it is holding fine.
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Make a wooden frame, then install the tile or what ever you choose to use into that frame, and then screw that frame into the location where the mirrors are now. The type of tile (if that is your route) I would use is the kind they use in the manufactured home industry, since it's still real tile, just thinner, and has a composite bonding agent in it. Like Quartz it's a manufactured tile, but stronger than the original stuff, but lighter in weight, at least that is what I have been told. Since you won't be walking on it, it will last for years.
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