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remodeling shower

Our current shower has a hot and a cold handle. I have noticed that remodeled showers now only have one handle for the hot and cold water. Is this a trend that will stay or should we stick with the two handles. Our shower is a complete tear out so we could do either.
Submitted by perry5fam

I am going to assume that you have an older shower. Whether you have two handles or one is a personal preference. In most states the building code now requires you to have an anti-scaling mixing value and many homeowners choose to go with a single handle option like the Symmons Temptrol system. If you do have an older house with out an anti-scald mixing value they can be installed fairly easily even if you have a tiled shower by a professional plumber.

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