Has anybody seen one?

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  1. plumberjeff

    plumberjeff Mister Plumber

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    I'm working on a solution for a downtown Seattle customer to replace a dozen or more wall mount 3 3/8" cc tub/shower valves with stops in a tile wall.

    Another building I work in has these rather unusual fiberglas (I think) boxes about 4" X 18" x 60 or 72" that surface mount on the existing tub wall and then have modern components mount through them - Moen Positemp w/stops, shower head and spout. The idea is to get all this stuff on the cheap, but still have it be reliable and serviceable.

    I called the manager of the building (he has three) to get info on these, and he's like "I don't do pictures on the phone or email, but call me after the 17th and you can come by and look."

    Argggggg! I really don't want to put off my client that much longer, especially if I find out the item is NLA. I have spent way too much time looking on the web with ZERO results.

    Has anybody seen one of these?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    On Friday I showed up for a job and the customer had seperate volume control valves that I had to assemble to make up the tub valve. I could have made them any size center to center I wanted. It was a tub only two handle valve, so I didn't have to worry about a diverter.
     
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    They were probably similar to the Pfister "individual shower valves" either angle or straight, that were used with a tee to make a DIY shower, or tub, valve.
     
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    Delta Delex were available like this, too, in the past. Very handy for 11" center tub valve replacements
     
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    What brand? I'm open to suggestion at this point. I have found some 3 3/8" solutions with hand sprayer and diverter that are 1/2" wall mount. Sign of the Crab has them for $550 or so (plus stops , which don't look pleasant between the wall mounting flange and the wall).
     
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