Moen Shower Stop Tube Question

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by rich101682, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. rich101682

    rich101682 New Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    I installed a new Moen Chateau shower knob yesterday. I noticed that when you turn the water all the way off by pushing the knob back, the knob goes all the way back to the escutcheon plate. On our old knob, the knob would stop about a quarter inch to a half inch before touching the escutcheon when turning the water off.

    The only thing I can think of is that when I installed a new stop tube, I pushed it in too far. Is this even possible? When I put it in, I pushed it in until it wouldn't go any further and didn't push too hard or anything. Could it be that the newer knob is slightly deeper than the old one? I didn't replace the valve body or anything, just the knob, escutcheon, etc. Any insight would be appreciated as this is my first time changing anything in my shower.
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego
    You may have the wrong escutcheon. The legend is bowl-shaped, and the chateau is more or less flat.
    If the stop still works, you probably got the right knob. The postitemp knob is larger in diam. than chateau or legend.
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  4. rich101682

    rich101682 New Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    That's a good point. We have 2 showers, so I'll check the old one and see if that escutcheon dips in where the new one is flat. Didn't even think of that. Thanks a bunch!

    Knob fits like a dream. The only thing I was worried about was why the knob seemed to push farther back. Hopefully it's just because the escutcheon is farther out than the old one I replaced.

    One other side question...I also replaced the shower head with a new one. After you turn the water off, the showerhead continues to drip for a little while afterward. It stops after a minute or so. Is this just extra water draining from the head after you shut it off? I thought that if it was any kind of leak that the dripping would keep going for more than a few minutes.

    Thank you Jimbo. Any other thoughts are welcomed too!
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    The position of the knob is fixed by the depth of the valve inside the wall. Whether it contacts the plate or not depends on the shape of the plate. There is an extension which will move the handle out 1".
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