Replacing Moentrol shower control

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by jhs60, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. jhs60

    jhs60 New Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    I'm in the process of renovating a bathroom. The old shower is a Moentrol. What steps are needed to replace it with a Delta faucet or am I better off simply going with a newer Moentrol?



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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    Is easy to replace the cartridge in the Moentrol, and to find new trims for it.

    Expect to spend an extra few hundred dollars in labor though if you cut it out and replace with Delta.
    If the wall is removed, this will save some time.
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  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    While the old valve is repairable, there is such a thing as life expectancy, and if you are putting in a tile job with a 30 year life expectancy, do you want to leave a valve body that is maybe more than half way there already??

    The moentrol valve is still available. Another very good choice would be a Delta in the 1700 series. The 1300 series Delta does not give you separate control of volume and temperature.
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