How to Remove a Grohe Shower Mixer Tap

Grohe is a German-based manufacturer of bath and kitchen fixtures.
The fittings manufacturer has many products, among them the Grohe bath shower mixer tap. This device is typically installed in a bathroom where there is a tub faucet, but no shower head. It is generally seated on a shelf with the hot and cold water lines connected to the tap's stems underneath. The tap has both a bath faucet and a flexible hose attached to a shower head or spray. Removing a Grohe bath shower tap is simple.

Step 1

Turn off the water supply to the bathroom or to the house, whichever is applicable.

Step 2

Turn on your Grohe shower mixer tap and allow the residual water to flow and drip out.

Step 3

Place a towel over the bath drain to ensure no parts fall into the drain.

Step 4

Grasp the water lines underneath the shelf on which your Grohe shower mixer is seated and disconnect both the hot and cold water lines.

Step 5

Loosen and remove the brass washers on both stems under the shelf with the wrench, then take the rubber washers off both stems.

Step 6

Slide the blade of a putty knife between the top of the shelf and the bottom of the Grohe bath shower mixer tap and gently pry it up. If it is stuck in silicone caulk, score and cut the caulk around each line with a utility knife, then lift the Grohe tap off the shelf to finish uninstalling it.

Things You Will Need

  • Towel
  • Pipe wrench
  • Putty knife
  • Utility knife

About the Author

Owen Richason grew up working in his family's small contracting business. He later became an outplacement consultant, then a retail business consultant. Richason is a former personal finance and business writer for "Tampa Bay Business and Financier." He now writes for various publications, websites and blogs.