Watersense Bathtub & Shower Faucet - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-16-2010, 12:22 AM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 31
Rewards Points: 25

Watersense bathtub & shower faucet

Hi all,

I am installing a brand new shower, and just found out about watersense fixtures. What part of these are watersense? Is it the shower head only, or is it also in the shower valve? I would like to complete the rough in while I order the watersense kits, and want to know if I need a special valve.

Lowes and Home Depot do not carry the watersense kits (they carry shower head water sense only), but the main brands (Moen, American Standard, etc.) produce these and can be bought online.

Any thoughts?


archsteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2010, 07:59 AM   #2
DIY staff

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 25,728
Rewards Points: 2,174

I have only one thought about shower mixers-----Buy the best.

You want a shower mixer that you can get repair parts for--and will be able to find parts for in 15 years.

The cost of replacing a shower mixer --after the shower is built can be in the thousands of dollars.

Often the tile work would need to be removed.

Buy a mixer from a company that will be around in 15 or twenty years.---Mike---


oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2010, 09:57 AM   #3
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Oakville, Ont, Canada
Posts: 802
Rewards Points: 512

...and while your at it try to get the one with built in shutoffs...very convenient for down the road
canadaclub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2010, 11:35 AM   #4
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 31
Rewards Points: 25

buying a delta universal valve

Hey, I like your advice. I am buying a Delta Universal valve, so that we can (hopefully) change the system as we see fit later on.

archsteve is offline   Reply With Quote

bathtub , shower , watersense

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help: Broken stem in Moen shower faucet valve cartridge Learning Lots Plumbing 14 04-06-2015 05:27 PM
My shower head leaks when tub faucet is running? Walter Sobchak Plumbing 4 05-24-2010 08:13 AM
Kitchen Faucet + shower diverter: Need help xtrips Plumbing 1 02-14-2010 03:27 PM
Bathtub faucet runs when shower is on aggyanna Plumbing 2 12-21-2009 09:21 AM
Does not fully go from faucet to shower desimonkey Plumbing 1 04-21-2009 02:59 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1