Ask This Old House TV // Season 11 // Episode 23

Ask TOH | Ladders, AntiScald Shower

General contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor demonstrate how to use all types of ladders safely. Then plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey replaces a three-handle shower valve with a single-handle anti-scald valve.

Ladder Safety
Tom and Kevin demonstrate how to use all types of ladders safely.

Where to find it?
Tom and Kevin demonstrated step, extension, and articulating ladders. These are available at hardware stores and home centers.
For more information about ladder safety, including video training guides, please visit the American Ladder Institute.

Anti-Scald Shower Valve
Richard replaces a three-handle shower valve with a single-handle pressure-balanced anti-scald valve.

Where to find it?
Single-handle pressure-balanced shower valves are produced by many different manufacturers. Retrofit trim packages are often available to allow a single-handle valve to replace an older three-handle fixture.

Richard installed the S-96-1 Temptrol shower valve with a CC Conversion Cover Plate by Symmons.


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