In fact, it was a little bit of a nightmare! I think we did more harm than good in that instance. On this occasion, we definitely had to get a professional in to fix the mess we had made. If you too have found yourself in this situation and if you are seeking an expert team to replace or repair any plumbing and heating issues in your home, then reach out to www.primesplumberschichester.co.uk. It’s sometimes better to just get the job done properly instead of making a huge mess, like us.
Next he removed the four screws that holds the balance in place.
He unscrewed it and popped it out:
Next it was off to ACE to get the correct part. Each shower is different and takes the specific brand, so he made sure he knew which brand we had (Price Pfister) prior to heading to the store. If you are not sure, you can always just bring your part to the store and they will tell you what you need. The part itself was around $45, not cheap but definitely cheaper than calling a plumber or using our home warranty, which has a $75 deductible.
J attached the small nozzle extender (technical term ;))
Then inserted the pressure cartridge in the shower and secured and tightened it in place using the screws he removed earlier.
Last steps were to re-install the base plate and handle:
And then turn the water back on. When he turned the water back on he made sure to have the sink faucet in the on position to let any air out.
This time his plumbing project went far better than last time. Yet, I prefer the fun we had when he was screaming from the shower while being pummeled by a water stream 🙂 I think Braylen would have found it humorous as well! If we have another plumbing problem, or we have a total emergency, we’re going to use quite a nifty app to help us. It’s one our friend recently used and it’s called Emergenie. It actually puts you in touch with a nearby tradesperson, so in our case it would be a plumber. It sounds like a great idea, and means J won’t get soaked again, haha!