Anti-scald valve required for tub hand shower?

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MinnesotaNice

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I found a document online http://www.leg.mn/archive/sonar/SONAR090003.pdf (very near the end) that says Minnesota considers a tub-only hand shower none the less to be a shower thus requiring a pressure-balanced anti-scald valve feeding it.

This is not a combined shower/tub situation. I don't have a shower valve in this tub to connect to. It's a separate tub with a hand shower connected to a tub filler with diverter. (i.e. http://www.********.com/f/delta-faucet-t4775-1.shtml but all the manufacturers have them...) The walls are all open so access is fine.

How do you comply with this and is this for real???
 

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Your links won't work, but if I understand what you are trying to do your valve for the tub should be anti-scald so anything you hook up thats controled by that valve will be anti-scald also.
 

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The new codes require antiscald valves, but even under the older codes, as soon as you install a hand held unit it DOES BECOME a tub shower system, AND additionally, a hand held also requires an antibackflow device on the hose unit.
 

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Yes, that one of them.

All tubs and showers have to have anti scald valves regardless of the hand shower.

www.watts.com/dangerscaldinglurks

So it would seem that the above valve is not code. And all I can think of is a shower valve on the wall with a roman tub filler spout/diverter and hook it up to the hand shower. That would be stupid looking!

I'm just going to forget about the hand shower...
 
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