Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 6
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by KMAN Warning! 1/2" to 1" Gap between escutcheon and handle with this moen valve and moen trim kit
Followed the instructions to rough in this valve on a thick tile wall. I was expecting the shower handle to sit flush (or close) with the escutcheon plate. Much to my surprise after installation I put my shower handle on over the valve and it sticks out from the plate about 1/2" maybe even 3/4". I panicked and thought I roughed it in wrong and thought I would be doing some modifications to the valve to get the proper stack up.
I called moen and asked about the gap. They said you ARE GOING to have a gap anywhere from 1/2" to a 1". It looks bad, like a botched setup, but according to Moen that is how all posi-temp shower valves and trim kits are supposed to look.
All images of their valves and trim kits show the handle flush. The Moen rep that I spoke to said they are shown like that because the pictures are renderings. We (as in Moen) are looking into updating the web site with actually installed product pictures.
When you use this valve, maybe consider installing 1/2" to 3/4" deeper than instructions tell you. That would decrease the gap.
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April 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Diy76 Diy76
So far so good... good quality, easy to install...
September 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joem just what I ordered
Valve was exactly what I expected and it was easy to install. The only negative had to do with the instructions. They were somewhat confusing regarding the stops and the stem.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TxCruiser Quality product from Moen
My project was to replace a low quality valve that had failed. The Moen documentation made it easy to install and was available to review before purchase, so I could review installation requirements to make sure it would fit my project.
March 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Eddd No way to adjust flow.
Works well. Looks nice. Wish there was a way to adjust the flow.
December 6, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by renovator The valve leaks and a replacement has not been sent.
The valve is faulty and a replacement has not been sent
March 23, 2012