Shower Valve Sticks Out Too Far
If you can get to the back of it you could discover just what it needs.
Shower valve sticks out too far. Going to a home improvement store and finding the faucet that you have helps too. Now that all the painting and caulking is done it was finally time to attach the shower trim plate and hot cold lever. Active 1 month ago. It is flat on two sides and fits over it and then screwed into it.
Sure this extender solves the problem for those moen posi temp installs where the valve is set too far into the wall cavity. Moen doesn t make it clear that when you plumb the valve into the wall cavity the brass stem needs to stick out past the outer wall substrate ie. All i could think about was what a huge pain in the ass it was going to be to rip the finished wall off to move the valve. The shower has been tiled and all that was left to do with the shower was to install the kohler valve trim.
Viewed 3k times 0. However the mixer valves 2 were not set correctly and they are sticking out too far. In my opinion moen is wrong about the thickness of that piece. In this video i explain a method of correcting a shower faucet that sticks out without having to tear out the shower tile or tear out the back wall.
For the benefit of future readers if the valve body is installed with the plaster ground flush with finished wall the valve handle will stick out too far. After a deep breath and closer examination i concluded that my plumber had roughed in the valve too far forward. The reason being vague valve installation instructions. Shower valve roughed too far forward.
Ask question asked 2 years 9 months ago. The plaster ground is the plastic piece that comes with the valve some are white some are black. It should be 3 8 thicker. The faucet is a moen caldwell faucet but i.
This question is common enough that it should have a place on the stack exchange so that the best answers can easily be found. There is a kit to extend the handle if the valve body is extremely deep in the wall but no provision for moving the handle back if you think it is too far out which it is not. The wall trim plate attached fine but the lever was about an inch out away from the trim plate. Then searching it out online once you discover the brand.
It s supposed to be the gauge to set the depth of the valve in the wall. There are several different methods used to do this depends on the brand. Plumbing bathroom bathtub bathroom fixtures. What are good solutions to alleviate this aesthetic problem.
Anyway it is now too far recessed and the handle has a piece which i forgot to take a picture that fits over the stem. When the valve trim is installed there is still 1 1 4 inches between the trim and the finished wall. I no longer have access to the valve itself since dry wall thinset kerdi and more thinset is surrounding the valve stem coming out of the wall. After redoing a bath and waiting to see that everything comes together nicely things like the following occur.
Mine had a similar problem installer neglected to install the screws that were supposed to secure it to the interior part of the faucet. Shower mixer handle sticking out too far aesthetically.
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