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Allen
Shower plumbing on outside wall. Do I need an exterior access panel?
Allen

Hi Everyone

I'm working on refurbishing my bathroom and the shower plumbing is behind an exterior wall. It currently has old wanescoating that you can pull back and expose a hole in the wall where you can access the plumbing.  I'd like to tile the shower so the wanescoating will have to go.

 

Once I tile the wall I won't be able to access the plumbing and was wondering what suggestions people might have.   Should I install an exterior access panel?

 

I haven't found much info online about installing exterior panels.  Any suggestions on how to do that through wood siding?   Any tips you can recommend?

 

Thanks!

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Tailor
Re: Shower plumbing on outside wall. Do I need an exterior...
Tailor

if you have access behind the house, yes installing a panel would be best, if this is too much work, a plumber can take a look at your situation and give you some pointers, usually we just break open from inside, fix the issue and re-bondo or retile. how old is yoru home and how old is the tile work?

Tailor
Re: Shower plumbing on outside wall. Do I need an exterior...
Tailor

i just saw your picture, seems like you have a thin wall that is accessible from outside. that would be your best bet to go from outside in. should be an easy job

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