Getting fancy--replacing pressure valve w/ thermostatic valve

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by PreciousBusterbird, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. PreciousBusterbird

    PreciousBusterbird New Member

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    Hello--I have a question. Pressure balanced or thermostatic?

    I'm replacing my tub and tiling the alcove, so now is the time to do other little upgrades. So I got the Hansgrohe Raindance Connect and have decided I need to change out my Delta Monitor 17000 volume control/temp (pressure-balanced), trim, and tub spout w/diverter.

    I want to get a Hansgrohe thermostatic valve, trim, and tub spout with no diverter. The trim has the added feature of an integrated diverter so I will have a nice clean tub spout.

    The thing is, I could use my existing Delta stuff with the new shower. But will I regret not having a thermostatic valve? It seems as though people really like them.

    Thanks very much.

    -Casey
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2009
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Then buy a Delta themostatic 1700 T cartridge and put it in your valve.
  3. PreciousBusterbird

    PreciousBusterbird New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion, but apparently the 17T will not fit my older 1700. From what I have seen on this forum, it looks as though the thermo is the way to go. So - I will go thermo with new stuff.

    Thanks again.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2009
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    When I installed my 1700, not the new universal body, it was thermstatic adaptable even though the control was not available. I will have to check with Delta, but from my observation, ALL 1700 cores are the same, regardless of age. Unless you do not really have a 1700 with the separate volume and temperature handles.
  5. PreciousBusterbird

    PreciousBusterbird New Member

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    Hi hj - thanks for the reply. It is definitely a Delta 1700, with temp and volume adjustments. I was basing the unavailability on a diagram I found on this forum in this post:

    http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?p=182222

    There is a cartridge summary reference sheet pictured there that I interpreted to mean that my version wouldn't work with a T valve.

    This is all quite new to me so I appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge. Thank you.

    -Casey
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