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Old 08-27-2017, 11:08 AM   #1
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Moen Diverter valve install


In the middle of a master bath reno. Installing Moen fixtures including posi-temp valve and 3 position transfer valve (3372). Looked for videos to get an idea of what to do. Only one video and the guy wasn't all that clear. He installed a 1/2" setback on the transfer valve from the main valve. I test fit a straight piece and it seems to line up fine. Any idea why he would set the transfer valve 1/2" deeper into the wall than the valve?
The instructions that came with the valve don't explain much.
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If this is the video, he is looking at the tab sticking out that should be right behind the drywall so you have to adjust for that.

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If this is the video, he is looking at the tab sticking out that should be right behind the drywall so you have to adjust for that.

That's the video. What do you mean by 'tab'? Using straight copper from the mixing valve puts the plaster round even with the stud. Allowing for 3/4" combination of durock/tile is the same as the mixing valve.
FWIW I've also emailed Moen asking the same question. They haven't responded as of yet.
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By tab I meant the flat area with screw hole for the plastic spacer. That would be lined up with the studs or the back of the backer board. I can't find enough info for the 3 way.
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By tab I meant the flat area with screw hole for the plastic spacer. That would be lined up with the studs or the back of the backer board. I can't find enough info for the 3 way.
Thanks for clarifying that for me. In my situation, using no rearward offset like he used in the video, the tab lines up flush with the edge of the stud. So I guess I am good to go.
Now where did I put my torch?

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Thanks for clarifying that for me. In my situation, using no rearward offset like he used in the video, the tab lines up flush with the edge of the stud. So I guess I am good to go.
Now where did I put my torch?

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http://www.moen.com/products/Moen/Mo...onnection/3372

Install inst and methods terrible
[March 25, 2016]
Be careful and don't expect much from Moen. Professional plumber installed this with a complete shower and diverter that ordered. But the diverter valve cannot be installed in line with the Moen temp control valve, but has to be further back. Instructions are poor at best on this and now I have a valve that extends much farther out than the water/temp control. One would think - since they are in line with each other that you would not have to install 90 degrees and everything else just to get this connected when installed directly above the shower's water/temp valve. Paid extra for MOEN, but get nothing but a issue. Tile and backerboard now have to be removed and re-installed, but only after buying another diverter.
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Thanks for finding that review for me. Definitely going to offset it now after reading that review.
Good thing I haven't found my torch yet.
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Thanks for finding that review for me. Definitely going to offset it now after reading that review.
Good thing I haven't found my torch yet.
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I have the same unit waiting for me to play with so I am really happy you asked about it.
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This is the reply I just received from Moen:
Dear Jim,
Thank you for your interest and support of Moen products. The instructions do recommend installing the valves 11/16" so you would need to use a connector. If you do install straight above each other the top handle may stick out farther from the wall.
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This is the reply I just received from Moen:
Dear Jim,
Thank you for your interest and support of Moen products. The instructions do recommend installing the valves 11/16" so you would need to use a connector. If you do install straight above each other the top handle may stick out farther from the wall.
I have always liked Moen over all others but that is dissapointing.
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