Question: How deep do I set my shower valve?

How far out should a shower valve be installed?

For shower-only controls, between 36 and 48 inches from the floor is common. Employ your helper to hold the fixture at an estimated height and then see if its a comfortable reach for all users.

What is code for shower valve?

The Uniform Plumbing Code and International Building Code, in accordance with ASSE 1016, require that all tub/shower faucets now be of the pressure balance or the thermostatic mixing valve type. Two and three valve handles are not. The purpose for this is to prevent serious harm from hot water scalding.

Should I flush shower valve with tile?

Did you catch the lippage along the wall? It should be flush with the wall tile as the temporary plastic shower faucet ring instructs.

What do you do when your shower valve is deep?

If your shower valve was installed too deep, you may need to purchase a shower valve extension. Signature Hardware carries valve extensions for some rough-ins, but not all. Professional installation should factor in the correct depth behind the wall, with any exterior wall covering included.

What is the rough in height for a shower valve?

between 38 and 45 inches When installing a shower and spout to a tub, it is generally recommended that the shower valve be installed between 38 and 45 inches above the ground. If your shower also acts as a bathtub, the valve should instead be installed between 8 to 18 inches above the tub spout in order to ensure ample room for bathers.

Do all showers have a mixing valve?

If your shower has a single-control lever, you most likely have a pressure-balancing mixing valve. A mixing valve is installed into your shower faucet and blends hot and cold water together to deliver comfortable showering temperatures. A behind-the-scenes look at your shower mixing valve.

Why do some showers have 3 knobs?

When a shower has a third knob, its probably a diverter valve. As the name suggests, this is the valve responsible for diverting the water and adjusting shower flow to the place you need it to go. In showers with three knobs, the diverter valve is not a small part of the shower spigot.

How do you tile around a shower valve?

0:109:23Tile Tricks 101 ( cutting circles shower valve & toilet ) - YouTubeYouTube

How do you lubricate a shower valve?

2:133:09Tips for Applying Plumbers Grease on Shower Faucets - YouTubeYouTube

Can I run 3 4 PEX to shower?

As long as the supply lines for the shower tie into a 3/4 line, 1/2 will be fine. I use a Delta shower faucet that already has pex adapters made into the valve body, no threading or sweating, just crimp and youre done.

What size hole do you drill for a shower valve?

There is no official size for it. As long as the trim can cover it, its good.

Can you adjust a shower mixing valve?

Adjust the Shower Valve The mixture of hot water and cold water available in a shower or tub can be adjusted at the shower valve stem, the part found under the faucet. Take off the metal cover beneath the handle, exposing the valve stem. Youll see a plastic part around the valve stem.

How do you use a 3 handle shower?

When youve finished your shower or filled the tub enough, you can turn both temperature knobs to their off positions to stop the flow of the water, and then return the third knob to the position in which you found it for the next user.

How do you waterproof a shower valve?

5:516:53How to Tile a Bathroom 29: Waterproof Seals & Boards - YouTubeYouTube

How do you cut tile around a mixing valve?

1:349:23Tile Tricks 101 ( cutting circles shower valve & toilet ) - YouTubeYouTube

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