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What is a remodel plate?

What is a remodel plate?

The Symmons Remodel Conversion Plate is designed to convert 1, 2 or 3-handle tub/shower fittings. The plate is crafted with metal for strength, comes in a bright chrome finish and can be used on fiberglass and tiled walls. Symmons manufactures high quality, professional grade components in Braintree, Massachusetts.

What is a posi temp faucet?

A PosiTemp faucet is a temperature-sensitive shower faucet manufactured exclusively by Moen. Most of us have experienced unexpected water temperature changes in the shower when someone runs a faucet or flushes a toilet.

How do I replace a shower valve?


  1. Lay a Drop Cloth in the Bottom of the Shower.
  2. Remove the Shower Handle.
  3. Unscrew and Clean the Trim Plate.
  4. Turn Off the Water.
  5. Inspect and Prepare the Area.
  6. Remove the Retainer Clip.
  7. Pull Out the Shower Valve Cartridge.
  8. Install the New Shower Valve Cartridge.

What is Valve for shower?

The shower valve is the inner device within the wall that regulates water temperature, flow, and output to the showerhead, tub spout, and other shower accessories. The cartridge in the valve connects it to the external trim handles as a supporting player in controlling the water flow and temperature.

What is an escutcheon plate?

An escutcheon is a type of plumbing supply typically made of metal that hides the unsightly hole in the wall that pipes usually come through. People can also refer to them as flanges or cover plates.

What is the difference between Posi-Temp and Moentrol?

The PosiTemp doesn’t have Temperature Memory. The handle goes from one side to the other always going from cold to hot from the off position. The Moentrol Valve has volume control which controls the water flow rate so you get the amount of water you want at the temperature you desire.

How do I know if I have a Moen Posi-Temp?

Models that have a lever or knob that rotate only are called Posi-Temp. This “cycling valve” handle is pointed towards the 6:00 position when off, rotates to the 3:00 position for cold, 12:00 for warm and 9:00 for full hot. If this is the way your Moen valve operates, any Posi-Temp trim will fit.

How much does a plumber charge to replace a shower valve?

Labor cost for plumber to replace shower valve Plumbers charge $100 to $300 for labor alone to replace a shower valve or $225 to $575 for the valve with installation. Replacing a shower valve takes 1.5 to 3 hours on average, depending on type and accessibility. Replacing a shower cartridge takes 30 minutes to 2 hours.

How much does a plumber charge to replace a shower faucet?

Install a Shower Faucet: national average cost The national average materials cost to install a shower faucet is $249.08 per faucet, with a range between $147.27 to $350.88. The total price for labor and materials per faucet is $562.02, coming in between $430.43 to $693.61.

How much would a plumber charge to replace a shower valve?

Do I need a shower valve?

In conclusion, while diverter valves and shower valves look roughly the same, they do perform their own specific functions. Shower valves are always required for any shower set-up and diverter valves are an add-on used to direct the flow of water from your shower valve to the shower head or hand shower.

What is the difference between a flange and an escutcheon?

An escutcheon (pronounced ‘ess-kutch-on’) is the (typically) metal bit that hides the ugly hole in the wall that the pipes come through. Some people call them flanges or cover plates.