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The 6 Most Common Shower Plumbing Parts
1. Shower Head
First thing is shower head is one of the shower plumbing parts that we connect to the water pipes by using a hose usually made of steel. It is one of the most visible parts of a shower, and it is easy to replace in case it breaks. Shower heads come in more than one shape, from the traditional round ones to square ones. Because of new water conservation laws in the US showerheads have changed. Make sure you check out our Shower head review right here to find the best shower head for you.
2. Hot and Cold Water Pipes
The hot and cold water pipes are part of the shower water supply without any problem. It is what that is water finally reaches the shower head. The pipes can be made of several types of materials, but if your home is older, they are most likely made of galvanized steel. If your water pressure has diminished over the years it’s most likely sediment due to oxidation and it maybe a real good time to get those replaced. Copper is still a popular choice in the United States but PEX pipe and fittings are gaining every year because of it’s low cost and ease of installation.
3. Shower Valve
The shower valve is that part of shower plumbing that you use to control the flow of the water coming from the shower head without stop. Moreover, you can set the temperature of the water by adjusting the shower valve. If you don’t have a separate shower, but your shower is included in the bathtub, then your valve will come with a tub spout that diverts the water from the stub to the shower head. Most of the shower valves have a port on the bottom that allows you the ability to make a shower valve a tub/shower valve if the need arises. If you want to prevent high water temperature that might scald you, make sure the valve is a thermostatic or pressure balanced valve a steel shower valve and knob
4. Shower Cartridge
So the shower cartridge is the part of the shower plumbing system that controls the temperature or volume and moves back and forth whenever you pull the shower handle. It works to open the cold and hot water inlets. Since you can adjust the temperature of your shower, every time you slide the handle towards the cold water setting, the cartridge opens the cold water inlet more and the hot water inlet less.
5. Shower Strainer
The shower strainer is the first things of the shower drain plumbing system. It is that drain cover that you will find on your shower floor. It is usually there to stop waste from going down the drain and clogging it. Most of them are made of steel or aluminum, and you can find them in different designs and finishes.
6. Shower Pan
Last of the most basic shower plumbing parts is the shower pan. This is the part bottom of the shower base we stand on whenever we take a shower. You need to be careful for the shower pan not to leak. This will cause the floor to rot in time. In case you notice a leak, you might want to check if you can repair the grout. But if the leak is coming from the shower pan, you will have to call a contractor who can take care of the issue for you. There are several different materials used to make shower pans.
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