Good Question: How to Replace Shower Fixtures?

Good Question: How to Replace Shower Fixtures?

I bought my first apartment this month and am facing my first repair. I'm wondering if you handy DIY-ers have some advice for me about how to fix my shower without calling a plumber. The round shower knob that turns the water on and off is broken and I can't turn the water on without a wrench and it takes forever to figure out how many turns of the wrench it takes to get the temperature right. I don't want to pay a plumber $150 for what's probably a five minute job, but I also have zero plumbing skills. Also, any chance there's a better-looking replacement that isn't costly? Thanks! JP Lee

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