Shower question, Delta T18 series, good or not?

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by adenwork2, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. adenwork2

    adenwork2 New Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    A question about a shower valve for a remodel. I will be hiring a contractor for all work. The agreed price includes $400 for a shower valve, $350 for each sink faucet, $400 for each toilet. Higher would make the price rise. I want durability, good function, ease of repair and ease of finding repair parts. The contractor suggests Kohler. I have no preference for one brand. Some have suggested Hansgrohe and Grohe.

    For one bathroom I am looking for a shower tub combination with body spray and hand shower. So far, I have not found any near $400 that includes all these things so I might buy something like the Delta 1848-74 and change the shower head to a hand shower.!#7_P_1I7

    This is supposed to be a T18 series.

    I also need to choose a faucet. Which manufacturer?

    I am open to suggestions. Thanks.
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    It appears that the valve has the Delta 1700 trim which it the good one. The other faucets would normally also be Delta so they match the shower trim. Are those prices the installed price or just the cost of the fixture? If they are the cost of the fixtures, then they should be whatever the actual cost is, not just an arbitrary number. The way the cost is determined should also have been addressed in the contract whether it is his cost plus a profit factor, list price, list price less a percentage, etc., otherwise he can make the price whatever he wants to.
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  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego
    Be careful what you buy. The part number T1848....that T indicates it is a trim set....handles, escutcheons, etc. But would NOT include the rough-in valves.
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