Mounting Shower Valve?

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Peter B, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Peter B

    Peter B New Member

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    Just got delivery of my Hansgrohe shower parts, and I have a question about mounting the valve. It is a Thermobalance II, you install the "rough-in" first and add the thermo-cartridge and trim after everything is all finished.

    There doesn't seem to be any way of mounting this thing to my framing. I was imagining some sort of ears with holes so I could screw it to some blocking between the studs, but there is nothing like that on the valve. About all I can think of is to strap down the pipes that attach to it, but it doesn't seem right to me?
  2. EuroPlumber

    EuroPlumber In the Trades

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    Strapping VS Holes in rough

    Holes in the rough may seem like the best solution, but you don't always have room for backing behind the valve. Strapping the piping is a good way to secure the valve, and to prevent the pipes from making noise when you turn the water on and off.
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