Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 30
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BPR2014 Loose Handle Fix
On testing this set, it was found that the handle would not stay in the desired position, to control hot and cold, but kept falling towards the 6 o'clock position, due to gravity. We researched and found several complaints regarding the same problem.
We took the handle apart and examined the differing parts. We identified that a black plastic ring that fits over a white piece of plastic was the culprit, in that the black ring slid too easily around the white plastic. My wife suggested a couple of wraps of electric tape around the white plastic to enlarge it and provide more resistance to the black ring. We tried it, and its working. The handle now stays in place as desired. Time will tell if its a permanent fix, but so far so good.
May 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jim1970 Great look without the "complete remodle" hastle!
I decided to go with the universal tub and shower trim as the wife and I were happy with the overall appearance of our new condo's bathroom except for the trim. Installing this assembly is as easy as they claim and it looks fantastic! Bring new life to your old bathroom!
April 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimmyDIY Beautiful Shower Fixtures
I am very happy with the Pfister Universal combo. I replaced old chrome fixtures that were in rough shape. Installation was straight forward, but there were a lot of extra wasted parts (universal). Now that the fixtures are installed, I couldn't be happier. The handle and spout are designed to be large and attractive. The head produces high pressure and the shower stream options are awesome.
For a little over a hundred bucks, this is a great way to give your shower a makeover. My shower looks new again.
April 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lilly Beautiful Trim but sticks out further than expected
I guess it depends on why kind of assembly you have, but the handle sticks out pretty far. It's still gorgeous but wish I could fix the small problem.
September 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CGoodloe Faucet system is very pretty, but wasn't super easy to figure out.
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Our first attempt to use this set failed because the way our pipe is setup and not because of the item. Plus some of the items such as temperature regulator plate from 'old' equipment that the set says we need to use, we didn't have. It would be nice if we didn't have to use OLD stuff with a new faucet. We could not get any knob setup to work. We were able to use the tub spout , shower head, and the back panel parts at least but the knob/handle part, we could not get it to work on our 1988 valve system. But our old knob worked with the back panel and actually improved the look of the old knob.The new knob parts stuck out too far or so we thought and pieces didn't fit to make it flush against plate and we tried every version in the kit. We looked at videos on a website with how-tos but still couldn't get any of the styles to work for us. It's a great kit though because you have everything you need except no drain plate included so we still have our old gold plated one. This set matches satin nickel and satin chrome colors really well. If you move you can take it with you and use other faucet style parts if necessary for different houses. After sleeping on it a couple nights, we finally realized we had to be doing something wrong and went back at it and got the new knob attached but in an up handle position instead of down because the builder installed the valve upside down. It looked great with the old knob but awesome with the new knob. The problem is definitely not the product and is our specific valve system. Although we had problems getting it to work on our valve system, most buyers won't have trouble unless they have older homes with older type valves.
We recommend you know what kind of valve system you currently have whether Moen or Delta and match that to the kit's Moen or Delta versions.
May 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CDub Very sturdy; does show water spots
This grouping of fixtures does not claim to repel water spots, and they're right. If water spots drive you bananas, you probably don't want to buy this package. But, since I don't hang out in my shower more than I need to, it doesn't bother me. (Water spots *would* bother me on my sink faucet, but that's a different product.) I did not personally install these; my professional contractor did. He didn't seem to have an issue with installation. Once he was finished, though, he called me in to look, and the shower handle was facing downward and practically hitting the tub faucet. I'm not sure if the instructions told him to do it that way, but I requested that he figure out how to change it, and we discovered that the faucet could easily be changed so that the handle faced upwards (see the photo for the final result). It literally took him 2 minutes to change the orientation of the handle while I stood there, so it wasn't a huge change order or anything.
I bought this to replace an old Delta contractor's grade shower fixture.
I must say also that I'm pleasantly surprised by the shower head. I think it has about 5 different settings and, while my house thankfully has great water pressure, this shower head is perfect for wetting and rinsing my super thick long hair. (And I mean Super Thick.) I am so happy with it, that I'm not going to replace it with a separate shower head. (I had been looking at a Water Pik or something; I can't remember.) This bathroom is on the second story of my condo, with the hot water heater on the first floor, not too far away. This package does not come with the tub overflow drain plate; Home Depot sells one in Brushed Nickel that matches pretty well. I'm very happy with this kit!!
One photo was taken with the flash and one without a flash. Once I looked at the photos I was horrified at the soap spots showing up in the one taken *with* the flash, but who the heck has a spotlight showing on their shower fixtures? The one without the flash is more how it looks to my eye.
January 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dabie Inexpensive Update
I had a contractor install three of these units in my upstairs bathrooms. They do look very nice although the handle on the fixture is not as represented in the picture. My contractor told me that there is an o-ring that does not come included in the box. It goes in the handle assembly and you have to take the old one out and reuse it (assuming it is in good condition). The "exploded view" of the handle assembly in the instructions does not show this o-ring and if you install it without it the handle will be loose. Other than the fact that I don't like the handle style as much as the one pictured I am happy with this unit. The shower head is nice.
May 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jbb49 Love the look
I read through the other reviews before installing this to check for any hints to ease the install. Sure enough, one of the other reviewers mentioned that the O ring from the old kit needs to be used to keep the handle from being loose. With this in mind, it took about 30 minutes total to take off the old kit and replace it with this one. I really love the look of it.
September 10, 2014