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    Home Improvement help...shower faucet

    Thanks in advance for your help...anywho hopefully not a complicated answer..

    I am looking for a cheap shower faucet. I need to put a shower in my basement because my main bathroom is being remodeled. I've looked at just putting gate valves in but they'll still be around 11 bucks apiece so thought I'd look to find a cheap valve alternative instead. Anybody know a good store to find this? I looked at lowes but the cheapest I found was still like 70 bucks. I may have seen some for a mobile home but didn't really look too hard. I'm wondering now if that was a good alternative.


    Anyway I thought I'd be able to find one for 20-30 bucks somewhere. Thanks again for any suggestions.



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    Re: Home Improvement help...shower faucet

    I'm not exactly sure what you're looking for- will all of the plumbing be mounted on the surface of the wall? If so, just get a couple of ball valves and plumb up to the shower head. If you're talking about a finished bath I'm not sure what you're asking.


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    Re: Home Improvement help...shower faucet

    You might be able to find something cheap and servicable at a farm store (Theisen's, Tractor Supply, etc). You can also try McMaster-Carr, Granger, Harbor Freight, Northern Tool, etc (all .com's) to see if they have anything cheaper. I guarantee they'll have heavy-duty expensive stuff, but sometimes a little searching can turn up a light duty version that will work for residential/temporary use.


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    Re: Home Improvement help...shower faucet

    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    I'm not exactly sure what you're looking for- will all of the plumbing be mounted on the surface of the wall? If so, just get a couple of ball valves and plumb up to the shower head. If you're talking about a finished bath I'm not sure what you're asking.
    I have the shower head just not the valves. I could really care less (or couldn't care less) how it looks. It won't be temporary but doesn't need to be anything special. I will be mounting a wooden plate (or alternative) on the concrete wall...the valves would be mounted or attached to the plate.

    As mentioned I looked at some valves but just figured if I was gonna do that I might as well just get an inexpensive set for a little more than the cost of just those ball or gate valves.

    Thanks!



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    Re: Home Improvement help...shower faucet

    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerdaddy View Post
    I have the shower head just not the valves. I could really care less (or couldn't care less) how it looks. It won't be temporary but doesn't need to be anything special. I will be mounting a wooden plate (or alternative) on the concrete wall...the valves would be mounted or attached to the plate.

    As mentioned I looked at some valves but just figured if I was gonna do that I might as well just get an inexpensive set for a little more than the cost of just those ball or gate valves.

    Thanks!
    Go to Restore and buy a used one. You'll get a good price and help Habitat for Humanity at the same time. They have all kinds of plumbing oddballs there.



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    Re: Home Improvement help...shower faucet

    Quote Originally Posted by CYKID View Post
    Go to Restore and buy a used one. You'll get a good price and help Habitat for Humanity at the same time. They have all kinds of plumbing oddballs there.
    I've checked 3 times and have not found one there.



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    Re: Home Improvement help...shower faucet

    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerdaddy View Post
    Thanks in advance for your help...anywho hopefully not a complicated answer..

    I am looking for a cheap shower faucet. I need to put a shower in my basement because my main bathroom is being remodeled. I've looked at just putting gate valves in but they'll still be around 11 bucks apiece so thought I'd look to find a cheap valve alternative instead. Anybody know a good store to find this? I looked at lowes but the cheapest I found was still like 70 bucks. I may have seen some for a mobile home but didn't really look too hard. I'm wondering now if that was a good alternative.


    Anyway I thought I'd be able to find one for 20-30 bucks somewhere. Thanks again for any suggestions.


    Some galvanized pipe.....a "t" ,some 90 elbows, two gate valves and a shower head should be all you need. Tap into you hot and cold lines......run them into the gate valves, run those into the "t" which supplies the shower head. Had this set up in our basement when in school. Easy, cheap and strong.



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