Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 36
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ozaukee Great reliable purchase!!
Our remodeled installed this with ease into our new shower.
March 10, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by sdvaluehunter Moen Adler Faucet Has No Volume Control
Do not buy the Moen Adler Faucet if you want to control the water flow rate (volume)! I had assumed all faucets controlled volume, and missed the fine print on the package stating "No Volume Control". I'll accept responsibility for not reading the fine print, but I'll also fault Moen for not making it more obvious. I didn't discover this "feature" until after my plumber installed it.
The shower head supplied with the Adler does allow a little variation in the spray, basically varying the number of spray holes in the head to change from a narrow high-pressure spray to a wider lower-pressure spray. I wanted complete control of the flow rate, so this faucet is unsatisfactory. I did manage to create an acceptable solution by substituting a Moen M1340 (package labeled "Shower Head With Volume Control") for the one supplied with the Adler. The Moen M1340 shower head has a quarter-turn ball valve that allows continuously varying the flow rate between off (a very slight trickle) and full on. I think the Delta 52650-PK showerhead would also work (the reviews indicate it also is continuously variable).
I had intended to replace two tub/shower faucets, and exchanged the Moen Adler for an American Standard "Covina" faucet for my second bathroom. The "Covina" faucet controls both volume and temperature, and was $15 cheaper than the Adler. The "Covina" faucet was installed in my second bathroom, and works exactly the way I want a bathtub/shower faucet to work. Volume is controlled by pushing/pulling the handle in or out, and temperature is controlled by rotating the handle.
Except for the volume control issue, both the Moen Adler and American Standard "Covina" faucets are excellent quality, and no installation problems occurred with either one.
May 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Norahsbed It works
This was installed by our Handy Man so I don't know how easy or difficult installing one is. It works and the old one did not. I can say that the operation of turning the handle to get water, is much easier than the old one, that you had to pull out and then turn. I probably will never use it personally as its in the 3rd bathroom and in the basement. As far as value I personally think all faucets are over priced but that's just me.
September 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tlcamp002 Works wonderful
We just put in a custom tile shower & these products worked & looked great!!!
April 2, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by FrustratedUser Excellent install, Extreme failure for use
Installed this product 6 months ago, last week started having all hot or all cold, no ability to control temperature. Was told I could rebuild the "valve body" I purchased the special tool, and the rebuild kit, completed "rebuild" two days ago, seemed to work, thought everything was great, now this morning, after a total of 5 showers, it is back to scalding hot or cold again, no control. This thing is a piece of junk. Apparently going to have to try a Delta Shower fixture, hopefully it will last more than a couple of days... Very disappointed in this, used to think Moen was great, not anymore.
March 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ruger Great Product
Very easy to install and operate, non better. I would buy it again if I needed it.
July 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LouPK Reconsider before going Moen
I purchased this because it had a better showerhead than the comparable ($3 less) entry-level Delta. The first unpleasant surprise from the wrapped and sealed box was Moen's QC - there was steel wool and greasy dirt debris in the valve body. Exchanged.
The next unpleasant surprise was the inferior direction pictographs. I had to call Moen to confirm which steps to skip and to inquire about the specific pictographs.
Tip1: Instruction 1C: you need to knock off the nose portion of the black spacer fitting in order to attach it to the valve body to space it to the wall.
Tip #2 - If you are trying to figure out the meaning of pictograph #8, just imagine pictograph #0 that Moen forgot, that showed you turning the water off. Now #8 makes sense because it means turn the water supply back on.
Tip #3 - I have dual showerheads so I installed two of these. Including the exchanged valve, that means all 3 Moen valves came with the valve stem upside down. Pictograph #9 shows that you must turn the valve stem 180 degrees and ignore the stamped bold "X" that is revealed when the stem is turned to the proper orientation.
The third unpleasant surprise was that this is like a cheap hotel shower valve - NO WATER VOLUME CONTROL. That missing feature wasn't advertised on the box!! If you want to be able to turn the water up or down independent of the level of hot water, don't buy this product.
The final unpleasant surprise was that after exchanging 1 unit because of a dirty valve, I installed two of these to find that one leaks. Every 5 seconds a drop builds up and shoots out a dribble of water. The Moen handle turns continously, so adjusting the plastic inserts doesn't help, you just get a dash of water on your head.
It looks like I've bought a problem "...for life".
September 14, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Pleased
I am impressed with quality and ease of operation of this Tub / Shower unit.
December 9, 2014