Moen Stop Tube Question

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Brad Boyes, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. Brad Boyes

    Brad Boyes New Member

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    I am installing a Moen Valve (not sure if it is posi or moentrol). I am trying to get the valve mounted so the handle doesn`t stick out too far. I tried to put the Stop Tube on but it will only slide on about 1/8" before it gets to the clip that holds the cartridge in. There is a channel on top of the stop tube that I assume slides over the clip but it won't. Can I file the clip down?

    Also, on the Stop Tube, there is an adjustable portion with a set screw. What is the purpose of that? The moen cartoon isn't much help.

    My camera is dead or I would post pics.

    Thanks

    Brad
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    The clip is pushed down too far. Lift it up a bit, and the tube slide right on.

    The set screw is to limit how far to the left the handle swings. It limits how hot the water will get.
  3. Brad Boyes

    Brad Boyes New Member

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    If i lift the clip up the tongue will be too high to fit in the channel on the tube. We are talking maybe a 1/32" of an inch too tall on the tongue of the clip with it pushed down. Am i doing something wrong?
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Yes, you are not getting the two "legs" of the clip into the bottom holes.
  5. Brad Boyes

    Brad Boyes New Member

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    Ahh. Thanks. I will try that
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