Shower Installation

Shower installation and repair is easy with these how-to articles.

Shower Faucet Installation

Wondering how to replace a shower valve when valve access is bad or nonexistent, when the old pipes are galvanized steel, and when you want to go from a two-handle to one handle valve with temperature-balancing and anti-scald features? We show you how to solve these common problems.

Shower Installation projects

  • Tile a Shower

    Installing a tile shower in your bathroom? Build an alcove, bench and shelf into the shower space with these advanced tiling techniques, and…

  • How to Adjust Sliding Shower Doors

    A dragging shower or bathtub door can permanently damage both the door and the track if ignored for too long. Learn the steps needed to fix it…

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  • How to Build a Shower Pan

    Learn how to build a custom-sized, waterproof shower pan for a curved shower enclosure by following these clear, detailed photos and…

  • Shower Faucet Installation

    Wondering how to replace a shower valve when valve access is bad or nonexistent, when the old pipes are galvanized steel, and when you want to…

  • How to Install a Corner Shower Shelf

    Glue up a ceramic corner shelf in your ceramic tile shower in about 20 minutes. It’s easy and quick.

  • Install Scald Protection

    Achieve scald protection for your tub and shower by installing anti-scald showerheads and tub spouts. You don’t have to tear open the wall and…

  • How to Replace a Two-Handle Shower Valve With a Single-Handle Unit

    Use a special cover plate to replace a leaky, old two-handle shower valve with a new scald-proof one-handle valve without tearing out tile or…

  • How to Fit a Shower Tray

    Preformed, one-piece shower bases make installing a new shower much easier. This article explains the process, from ripping out the old shower…

  • Bathtub Caulking Tips

    If a lumpy caulk job bugs you, check out these tips to help anyone learn to run a smooth bead of caulk. With advice from a pro painter and a…

  • How to Install a Fiberglass Base Over Concrete

    Install a fiberglass shower stall over a concrete floor using a special drain assembly that eliminates leaks. You run the drain line under the…