change from moen to price phister?

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

  1. mberbes

    mberbes New Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    I purchased a bronze set of price phister fixtures for my shower...head, temp handle and spout, when we were trying to put it on, everything can be swapped out except for the temp handle (sorry I don't know what it is called). Anywho...the guy at home depot said that the only way to switch brands is to replace the guts inside the wall. The difference between the two is that the original fitting inside the wall (moen) is threaded and larger that the one on the new one (price phister). Instead of wasting a perfectly good set, and instead of ripping apart my wall, is there some kind of adapter or something that can be used to connect the two, or am I stuck with moen until I can afford a plumber? If so...anyone wanna buy a price phister set? :)
    Thanks for the help...melissa
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Can you put a Ford distributor on your Chevy?

    No, it would be an accident to be able to mix brands of valves and trim (but, some manufacturers make valves for other brands).
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Put it back in the box and exchange it for what you need. There are even situations where the same manufacturer's products are not interchangeable, so how would you ever expect to mix and match between two different companies?
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