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

Replace a shower valve without tearing open a wall

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Slip joint pliers
  • Jigsaw
  • Soldering torch

You'll also need an abrasive blade for your jigsaw to cut the tile.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • New shower valve
  • Conversions plate
  • Pipe fittings