Delta R1000 installation question.

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by bigwooo, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. bigwooo

    bigwooo New Member

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    I'm installing a Delta R1000 rough in valve body into new construction. I'm not a plumber, but because of lack of resources here in Mexico where I'm building, I have to install it myself.

    I have a question about the location of the front of the plastiguard bonnet. The instructions say it should be flush with the wall. Do they mean flush with the unfinished wall, or should it be mounted so that the front of the plastiguard will be flush with the anticipated level of the finished and tiled wall?

    Thanks...again.
  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    The manual I downloaded for my R10000 series said the face of the plasterguard should be flush with the finished wall line.
  3. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    I don't know if you typo'd and dropped a 0 so I am going by document DSP-B-T17038_Rev_A_df49.pdf
  4. bigwooo

    bigwooo New Member

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    Thank you...yes, it's a typo. Didn't have my glasses on :eek:.
  5. bigwooo

    bigwooo New Member

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    I found the document and downloaded it. That set of instructions is much more detailed than those that came with the valve body. Thank you!
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    When the face of the "plaster guard" is flush with the "anticipated" FINISHED wall surface, there is a degree of latitude +/- for variations in the final construction.
  7. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Note that if you don't install a CARTRIDGE right away with that, you have to install a plug inside, not just the test cap, or you will have hot/cold crossover unitl you put in the cart.
  8. bigwooo

    bigwooo New Member

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    Didn't think of that. I'm I correct in assuming I can pressure test the system with only the test cap in place though?
  9. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    Yes, it can be pressure tested but if you didn't get the rough-in body that has integral shut-offs or if you did not install in-line shut-offs, you will get crossover blending.

    When I was installing mine, I had my weekend all planned out to do it. I had ordered the rough-in without the integral valves and unbeknownst to me, the cartridge was back ordered. I had the water shutoff and the rough-in sweated in when I realized I had no cartridge and had to get my supplier to lend me a different model cartridge so that I could use water in the house without blending the hot and cold.
  10. bigwooo

    bigwooo New Member

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    Thanks, I do have the cartridge, but I want to keep the protective cap on until all the plastering and tile is completed. I'm installing in rough block construction, which is a whole new experience. Plumbing in wood frame construction is SO much easier than working with block

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