How To Install A Bathroom Shower Mixer

Installing a bathroom shower mixer can elevate your showering experience and enhance the overall functionality and aesthetics of your bathroom. Whether you’re replacing an old bathroom shower mixer or installing a new one, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through the installation process:

Turn off water supply:

Before installing the shower mixer, turn off the water supply to the bathroom. Locate the main water shut-off valve and turn it clockwise to shut off the water flow. Open the shower faucet to drain any remaining water from the pipes.

Remove existing shower mixer:

If you’re replacing an old shower mixer, start by removing the existing shower fixture. Use a screwdriver or adjustable wrench to disconnect the showerhead, shower arm, and any other components attached to the wall.

Measure and mark placement:

Use a measuring tape and level to determine the placement of the new shower mixer on the wall. Mark the position for the mixer valve, ensuring that it is centered and at the desired height for easy access.

Install mounting bracket:

If the shower mixer comes with a mounting bracket, attach it to the wall using screws and anchors. Use a drill and hole saw to create holes in the wall for the mounting bracket if necessary, taking cares to avoid damaging any pipes or electrical wiring behind the wall.

Connect water supply lines:

Once the mounting bracket is in place, connect the hot and cold water supply lines to the mixer valve. Wrap plumber’s tape (Teflon tape) around the threads of the water supply connections to ensure a tight seal and prevent leaks. Use a pipe wrench to tighten the connections securely, taking care not to over-tighten them.

Install mixer valve:

Insert the mixer valve into the mounting bracket and secure it in place using screws or mounting hardware provided by the manufacturer. Ensure that the valve is level and securely attached to the wall.

Attach shower arm and head:

Attach the shower arm to the mixer valve and secure it in place using a wrench. If the shower mixer comes with a showerhead, attach it to the end of the shower arm and tighten the connection by hand or with a wrench.