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Old 04-14-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
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Replacing all faucets in '71 overlander

I am replacing all copper plumbing with PEX. I need help on how to remove and replace all faucets. Kitchen, bathroom, and shower. Bathroom is tough. Seems as it it is all riveted together. Any ideas?
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I haven't replaced mine, but I had to replace the copper going to the shower as well as the bathroom sink. I can tell you that I just about had to remove the upper parts of the bathroom module just to gain access to the plumbing (especially the shower). If you take off the plastic molding off and drill out all of the rivets, you can basically take off the top unit.









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Are you replacing the faucets just because you want new ones? Or because you think you must for the PEX?

If your '71 is set up like my '75 rear bath, replacing the shower valves will be a big project. Then the PO of my trailer put in PEX, he left the copper running from the shower into the vanity, and tied into the PEX there.
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Copper pipes busted throughout the entire trailer. Bathroom and all, so I am just going to use PEX throughout. Shawn, those pictures help alot! I was afraid I was going to have to drill out the rivets to get access. But, there is no other way around it it seems. Did you replace your kitchen sink as well? When Looking at mine, it seems the pipes are soldered on to the bottom of the faucet. Meaning I would have to cut the copper just to take out the faucet.
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I didn't even have to cut the lines. Mine burst so much, they were completely unhooked. I would recommend pulling the kitchen sink though as that's the easiest way to remove and replace the faucet, and any fittings you need to add for putting the pex in.

I'm doing the same entire job. ug. I ordered a new delta faucet that is the exact same as the original. I'll find out today if the new "old styles" use a different supply configuration. It should have come in the mail today.
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We didn't replace any of the fixtures, but yes, all of the fixtures were sweated on, so there's really no easy way to replacement except to cut'em out. Luckily, we were forced to gut everything under our galley, so gaining access to that plumbing was pretty straight forward (unlike the bathroom).
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