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Old 04-02-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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Removing shower valve in 74 Argosy 24'

I am just digging into my 1974 24' Argosy, rear door model. I pulled all of the copper, will replace all with PEX. This is a complete front end rebuid, so new cabinets, new water heater etc. I am trying to leave the bath pretty much alone except for the new plumbing. my question is on the shower valve. do I have to pop the fiberglass off in order to get to the plumbing? To do that it looks like removing the toilet too, which I will do anyway. I was just hoping for an easier fix onthe shower valve. Any clarification would be appreciated. TW

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Old 04-02-2011, 07:19 PM   #2
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Leave it.

If the copper lines to the valves are still in good shape; I would leave them. I fact that is exactly what I did, since they are in behind the plastic shroud. I brought the PEX around the corner into the cabinet next to the toilet and installed the necessary fittings to connect the two. There are new cartidges available for the faucet itself.

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Old 04-02-2011, 08:28 PM   #3
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Sounds like the plan to go with. I figure if it leaks then rip into it. Have to remember the old motto "If it aint broke, don't fix it"
Thanks for the input. tw
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