Do I remove plaster/drywall spacer before tiling?

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by CountryBumkin, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. CountryBumkin

    CountryBumkin New Member

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    My Moen "single handle exacttemp 3/4 inch thermostatic valve" has a plastic ring (I belive) called a plaster or drywall ring for setting the depth of the valve below the drywall/plaster/CBU etc. I used the ring to install the valve in the wall then removed it. The instructions (picturers really) from Moen don't clearly show removing or leaving the plastic piece in place.
    Does this ring serve anyother purpose besides setting the valve depth in the wall? It seems like it would block servicing of the valve if it is left in place - so I removed it.
    Thanks
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    It should be removed when ready to install the trim.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    ring

    Leave it on until AFTER the tile is complete. Its purpose is so you leave the proper sized opening in the tile to work on the valve. ONLY remove it when you are ready to install the final parts of the faucet.
  4. CountryBumkin

    CountryBumkin New Member

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    Just posting back to say Thanks for your help.
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