Model # K-304-KS-NA

Internet #100043637

Store SKU #192991

KOHLER Rite-Temp 1/2 in. Pressure-Balancing Valve with Screwdriver Stops
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KOHLER

Rite-Temp 1/2 in. Pressure-Balancing Valve with Screwdriver Stops

  • Valve trim sold separately
  • Includes high-temperature safety stop
$10102 /each
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Product Overview

  • Valve trim sold separately
  • Includes high-temperature safety stop
This Rite-Temp pressure-balancing valve works behind the scenes to prevent scalding and thermal shock for optimal comfort. Additionally, the unit features a diaphragm design that virtually eliminates freeze-ups from contamination and water debris. When paired with compatible trim, this valve delivers a high-temperature limit stop and an optimal comfort zone, so you can set a maximum high and then find and maintain your desired water temperature.
  • Rite-temp pressure-balancing technology maintains water temperature within +/- 3 Degree F
  • Provides anti-scald protection and temperature regulation
  • Back-to-back installation is ideal for unique or high-volume jobs
  • High-temperature safety stop ensures water temperature stays below 120 degrees F
  • Integral screwdriver stops allow you to turn off the water supply at the valve
  • Mounting tabs located on rough-in for secure installation option
  • 5.0 GPM (gallons per minute) flow rate
  • Universal NPT and direct sweat connections need no additional parts for installation
  • Requires valve trim (sold-separately)
  • Brass construction

Product Overview

This Rite-Temp pressure-balancing valve works behind the scenes to prevent scalding and thermal shock for optimal comfort. Additionally, the unit features a diaphragm design that virtually eliminates freeze-ups from contamination and water debris. When paired with compatible trim, this valve delivers a high-temperature limit stop and an optimal comfort zone, so you can set a maximum high and then find and maintain your desired water temperature.

  • Rite-temp pressure-balancing technology maintains water temperature within +/- 3 Degree F
  • Provides anti-scald protection and temperature regulation
  • Back-to-back installation is ideal for unique or high-volume jobs
  • High-temperature safety stop ensures water temperature stays below 120 degrees F
  • Integral screwdriver stops allow you to turn off the water supply at the valve
  • Mounting tabs located on rough-in for secure installation option
  • 5.0 GPM (gallons per minute) flow rate
  • Universal NPT and direct sweat connections need no additional parts for installation
  • Requires valve trim (sold-separately)
  • Brass construction

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.75
Product Height (in.)
4
Product Length (in.)
2.75
Product Width (in.)
4
Valve Inlet Diameter (in.)
0
Valve Outlet Diameter (in.)
0

Details

Compatible Pipe Material
Copper
Connection
FIP
Flow rate (gallons per minute)
0
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Material
Brass
Maximum Pressure (psi)
80
Maximum Working Temperature (F)
120
Product Weight (lb.)
2lb
Returnable
90-Day
Valve Type
Pressure Balance

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Limited

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.75
Product Height (in.)
4
Product Length (in.)
2.75
Product Width (in.)
4
Valve Inlet Diameter (in.)
0
Valve Outlet Diameter (in.)
0

Details

Compatible Pipe Material
Copper
Connection
FIP
Flow rate (gallons per minute)
0
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Material
Brass
Maximum Pressure (psi)
80
Maximum Working Temperature (F)
120
Product Weight (lb.)
2lb
Returnable
90-Day
Valve Type
Pressure Balance

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime Limited

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Questions & Answers

is the wall bar made out of metal or plastic?

Asked by: Nikkonikko0116
Hello, my name is Leah with KOHLER Customer Service. I am happy to assist you with your valve question. I apologize you were unable to find the information you were looking for. I apologize I am not understanding what the "wall bar" is on the 304 pressure balancing valve. The body of the valve is brass construction, however the cartridge internal component is plastic. Please work with your local Home Depot for pricing and availability on this product. Thank you for choosing the Bold Look of KOHLER.
Answered by: Kohler Product Expert
Date published: 2016-04-19

will this work with the katun r78040-4e-bn...I was told yes but as far as I can see its not compa...

will this work with the katun r78040-4e-bn...I was told yes but as far as I can see its not compatible.
Asked by: steve
Hi, this is Laura with Kohler Co. I am happy to assist you with your question. Yes; it is compatible. However, an additional valve purchase is not needed as the valve is included in this faucet package. Thank you for choosing KOHLER.
Answered by: Kohler Product Expert
Date published: 2017-08-17

I have a Fairfax Valve Trim for Rite-Temp Pressure-Balancing Valve ( K-T12021-4-BN). Is this the...

I have a Fairfax Valve Trim for Rite-Temp Pressure-Balancing Valve ( K-T12021-4-BN). Is this the correct compatible valve to use with it?
Asked by: Emma
Hi, this is Laura with Kohler Co. I am happy to assist you with your question. Yes; this valve is compatible with this faucet trim kit. Please work with your local The Home Depot for pricing and availability on this product. Thank you for choosing KOHLER.
Answered by: Kohler Product Expert
Date published: 2017-05-22

I this product compatable with Symmons Allura S-76-1-LAM trim kit?

I this product compatable with Symmons Allura S-76-1-LAM trim kit?
Asked by: BM
Hi, this is Laura with Kohler Co. I am happy to assist you with your question. We do not test our products on competitors' products; however, this trim kit will likely not be compatible with our valve. Please work with your local The Home Depot for pricing and availability on this product. Thank you for choosing KOHLER.
Answered by: Kohler Product Expert
Date published: 2017-04-11
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Customer Reviews

Rite-Temp 1/2 in. Pressure-Balancing Valve with Screwdriver Stops is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I've loved Kohler valves for many years and this one... I've loved Kohler valves for many years and this one is no exception. I'm glad it has a built in screwdriver stop, which is a must. I just wished I didn't have to order the trim kit separately. I know there are different choices, but they should have some packages from a normal to the pricier ones.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Made I found the product exceeded my expectation.s. In this era of "make do" products, I found the Kohler Rite temp valve to be of exceptional quality and value. The brass parts had a fine finish and all components operated smoothly and without any binding. I especially liked the inlet shut-off valves. It will make service, ( if needed in the future) easy, not having to shut-off the main supply valves. I found the instructions packaged with the unit to be complete and relatively easy to understand, giving several installation scenerios.. I am looking to purchase this product in the future for another bathroom.
Date published: 2010-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from solid product, vague instructions The valve is solid and works well. It looks durable. It's what I expect from Kohler. My issue is with the documentation. Tiny, vague illustrations with as little explanation as possible. Blocks and blocks of multilingual instructions that make the instruction sheet almost impossible to read. Just trying to figure out the correct depth placement in the wall took too long and left me uncertain about whether the installation was correct. Maybe Kohler saved 35 cents by shrinking and cramming all the info into one tiny booklet, but it wasted my time and wasn't necessary.
Date published: 2012-03-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cheap plastic made in China. Cheap plastic made in China.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great valve, however First thing, this is the same valve you'd get from a more expensive supplier that specializes in faucets/lighting. Second, once my remodeler took a minute to read the instructions he was able to install it pretty quickly. The only reason I don't give this a 5 is because the cartridge was bad. A replacement from HD for the order would take 2-3 weeks so my contractor had to go buy a new valve and swap out the cartridges. The cartridge costs about 75-80% of the total cost of the valve and no supplier carried just the cartridge on hand.
Date published: 2012-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have always been extremely satisfied with Koehler products and this... Have always been extremely satisfied with Koehler products and this unit shoud work well and be just as durable. Installion was very easy but make sure you read and follow the enclosed directions. Picked this particular unit because it has "stop screws" that can shut off the water at the valve.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome valve. My plumber was happy with the quality and my water pressure is much better. It was... Awesome valve. My plumber was happy with the quality and my water pressure is much better. It was a bit expensive, but I feel you need to put quality behind the wall and I'm happy I went with this valve. I would highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2016-11-01
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