Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Jakehale, May 10, 2006.

  1. Jakehale

    Jakehale New Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    Hi folks. New here and I really like the forum. I am a believer that internet forums are a great source of information, and a great place to get help...

    Hoping to get some help now :)

    How alike are the Moen and Delta brands? I currently have a Moen set up in my shower, single handle type. I want to put in a Delta. I know how to do it but it would be just awsome if I didnt have to de-solder the old "body" and re-solder the new body. Body being the "manafold"??, (not to good at the correct terminology) where the handle attaches. It wouldnt be a big deal if I have to but it would save time if I didnt have to.

    Thanks folks and looking forward to being around awhile.

  2. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    Nov 12, 2005
    Yes, you will have to. Unless some how the water lines are galvanized and the connections are threaded on to unions or you have PEX or CPVC. Or worse yet PB (quest).
    Last edited: May 11, 2006
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  4. Jakehale

    Jakehale New Member

    Apr 26, 2006

    Thank You.. I will now have to see what is behind the wall
  5. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    To work on the valve inside the wall, first see if you can come throught from the other side of the wall. This eliminates having to cut your tile or fibreglass.

    If not, then there are "remodel plates" available which allow you to cut a hole big enough to work through, then the remodel plate ( a large chrome plate) trims over the hole. Plan well. Find a plate, and cut a hole such that the plate will easily cover it.

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