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Use a tub-or-shower valve with integral stops

Posted by David Winegarden on October 24th, 2000 02:31 AM
In reply to bathroom plumbing by David on October 23rd, 2000 08:46 PM [Go to top of thread]

No, you do NOT put separate shutoff valves
inline to the tub valve. You should select
a tub-valve which INCLUDES integral "stop" valves.
Most manufacturers provide these at typically
$15 or $20 more than the "plain" ones. I had a
Moen 3170L put in which has quarter-turn with a
screwdriver stops behind the cover-plate to allow servicing the mixing valve. Delta and Kohler both list such integral-stop tub-fill valves. Probably everybody else does too.

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