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Old 02-27-2013, 10:12 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I just baught a new Moan setup for my shower. I have the level in the off position, but water still comes out the top. Granted, I don't have the pipe from the valve to the shower head connected, but that shouldn't matter. Water should stop at the valve?

What am I doing wrong?

PS -- The valve is in the right direction and says UP on the top of the brass
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I never had that problem-----Get that top pipe on so you can control the flow---remover the plastic handle and turn the shaft by hand---see what position stops the flow---

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I'll give that a try when I get home tonight.
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Good news, I got the value to shut off. I just attached the pipe to the flange elbow and used the wrench to find the right spot. Thanks for that!!

Now I need some tricks of the trade... I followed the directions about the placement of the valve but I still seem to be too far out. I used 1/2 drywall just as a guide and as you can see, the level is pretty far away from where the plate would go.

Is there an easy way to determine the right placement of the valve? Should I just go get my cement board and tile, put that against the wall and move the valve accordingly or is there an easier / better way?
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moen valves used to come with a plastic plate that you left screwed to the valve and the face of that plate was the finished wall surface. you also cut the drywall or cement board and tile around it so the plate would fit on. read the instructions.
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Hard to tell from that picture. To me it looks like cover plate is flat against drywall. I usually set mine farther back because you can always use the handle extenders. The directions are poor at best. Cut your plastic pipes and use some elbows over, sawzall the screws in your mounting board and push everything back into the wall. Use that plastic cover piece I think it sets 1/4 inch from the face of the plaster ground. Yeah, I think that was what they called it, the plaster ground, that makes sense -yeah.
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moen valves used to come with a plastic plate that you left screwed to the valve and the face of that plate was the finished wall surface. you also cut the drywall or cement board and tile around it so the plate would fit on. read the instructions.
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Put the plaster ring back on set the face of it to finished wall. Instructions are right on it

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