Smitty Remodeler / Repair Plates
Low cost solution for covering the unsightly hole around your tub/shower valve
Want to replace your shower valve but don't want to deal with patching the hole the installation leaves? These shower valve remodeler's plates are just the answer. Simply cover the unsightly hole left by the installation of your shower valve with one of these stylish and ultra durable remodeler's plates.
Deluxe Tub and Shower Valve Covers - Remodeler's Plates
Smitty plates - cover unsightly holes left when a tub/shower valve is replaced
22 gauge thick
Please note: 1-hole smitty plates include brackets and 3" finish matching screws (screws shown in Polished Brass)
* No brackets or screws needed or included with 3-hole, 2-hole, or no-hole Smitty Plates
We also offer self-seal tub spout and shower arm trim plates
How-To Install 1-Hole Smitty Plates
We often receive questions from our DIY customers regarding how to go about installing the one-hole smitty remodeler plates they receive without damaging the plate, screws, or brackets. It's actually a very simple process, so we've created this brief example to help you get started with your installation. Note, however, that we are not plumbers or professional contractors. The information provided here is for our customers' convenience and reference only, and we assume no liability for any negative effects caused by following these instructions.
Step 1: Remove the plate, brackets, and screws from the package. It is recommended you leave the white plastic sheeting on the plate at this point to help avoid getting fingerprints or caulking on the plate. Note that your valve should already be installed.
Step 2: Attach the brackets very loosely to the backside of the smitty plate using the screws provided.
Step 3: Slide the brackets up and into the hole in the wall. Pull gently until the brackets are tight against the inside of the wall, then screw the plate flush with the wall. Remove protective sheeting.
Step 4: Attach the valve escutcheon to the valve, over the plate. Caulk to keep water from getting behind plate.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. "Why would someone need these remodeler's plates?"
A. Often when a shower valve needs to be replaced a hole will need to be made to remove the old valve from the wall and install a new one. Unfortunately it is not always possible to repair your wall due to not being able to match your tile color or various other factors. With these wonderful and stylish plates you can simply cover the unsightly hole(s) that were necessary for the installation of your new shower valve.
Q. "What are these smitty plates made of?"
A. Our polished stainless steel plates are made of solid stainless steel which offers unmatched durability. The polished brass plates are made of solid brass.
Q. "How do I clean my new valve cover plate?"
A. The polished stainless steel covers are not affected by household cleaners but using abrasive cleaning products can scratch and/or dull the polished finish. For the polished brass cover plates, the manufacturer recommends using a mild soap. Again, beware of using abrasive cleaners. If you're interested in using some really good non-abrasive cleaners, click here.
Q. "Where are these valve cover plates made?"
A. These quality cover plates are proudly made in USA.
Q. "I've seen products similar to these remodeler's plates called many different names. Are these all referring to the same type of product?"
A. In the plumbing industry, these plates are commonly referred to by all sorts of different names but they all serve the same purpose which is to cover up the hole around your shower valve. Some of the common names for these plates that you may have heard are: Smitty plates, shower valve escutcheons, shower valve covers, tub valve covers, remodeler's plates, retro-fit cover plates, valve cover plates, valve repair plates, and goof plates.
Q. "I noticed that only the one hole models come with mounting brackets and screws. How are the two and three hole models mounted?"
A. For the installation of the two and three hole plates the hardware for your tub/shower valve will hold the plate in place. You will also need to seal the plate using caulking.
Please note: While we strive to ensure every product we label as "Made in the USA" really is 100% made in the USA, it is also important to understand that sometimes manufacturers make changes to their products, or for various reasons may receive components or materials that they would normally purchase domestically from an overseas supplier - and they don't necessarily let distributors (like us!) know that they've changed something about the product or where it is manufactured.
If you receive a product that PlumbingSupply.com® says is "Made in the USA" and the product states it was manufactured elsewhere, please contact us. We will happily replace or refund your purchase to your satisfaction.
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- Matt Shapton, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410-2109
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