Should I Install a Shower Myself?
As a home owner, there are times when you ask yourself if you can handle doing this job on your own. The short answer is no. Even if you are well schooled in home improvement, or have a job in residential construction, you should turn the shower repair over to a qualified professional.
The process of putting in a shower unit is more often than not an endeavor that will take you under the house, to hook up drains and through an interior wall, where you need to mount the valves. And possibly, even on the roof, if you have to update your plumbing and add pipe vents. All of these concerns have rules and codes that most other trades aren’t even aware of. Even if you do a shower install yourself, it still must be up to code or you are going to have to redo it later.