Rated 3.9 out of 5Â by 40
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Moenman Be ready for some issues
This is part of the newer Moen approach, in which multiple faucet designs and finishes use a single (separately sold and not cheap) rough-in valve assembly. This does not apply to the 4" faucet versions, only the ones for wider sets in which the valve handles are separate from the spout. While basically EVERY sink comes with either a 4" or 8" offset, this applies to your 8" sink installation, making the spread 8" version of any given Moen faucet set cost about double the price of the 4" version (given there is no need to purchase a rough-in assembly for an 4" version). Looking at the Moen videos, it appears the idea was to allow flexible placement of the separate valve handles in sinks with wider custom drilled installation holes. I installed in a Kohler pedestal sink with precast 8" holes. There is enough tubing for at least a 16" spread, leading to the need to find a way to coil a lot of extra tubing in the limited available space under the sink. Maybe I'm dense, but my first efforts to insert the tube end fittings into the valve and spout fittings did not seat them fully, even though they seemed to "click" into position. As soon as I turned on the water, they popped off. Further, the process to aligning the actual valve handles and spout on the valve bases and spout base seems needlessly trail and error given the limited value of the instructions. Finally, while I love the appearance and quality of the Moen (Eva in oil rubbed bronze), I installed an American Standard single handle faucet ( using 4" spread) in another little used bathroom. While it suffers in comparison (but it was 1/3 the price) it has a super simple cable setup for the pop up drain plug. Moen sticks with its complex multi-piece set-up. I'm replacing 30+ year old Moen faucets throughout the house that use the same setup, and they need regular fiddling to keep the pop-up popping up. Finally, because of the coils of tubing, finding a path for this setup is a final pain. Moen needs to come to the cable setup and should sell a version of the rough-in assembly that is simply for the standard 8" spread to avoid considerable unnecessary hassle for 99% of the situations in which it would be used.
July 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by JSMasterBath HD and Moen needs to clarify product descriptions and needed parts
My overall experience using the Home Depot and Moen website to pick out an entire bathroom of Moen products has not been good. When a consumer ( non professional) tries to navigate what they need when they pick out a certain style fixture set, it is virtual impossible to have all the correct components for the job. Most people pick a product by style and price and overall needs; Moen does not specify what all their product do and do not do, they assume you will go into all the specs and thoroughly check every spec for the details. How do I know what POSITEMP means? No water pressure adjustment for this model. NOT in the specs or description. You need separate rough in packages for EACH fixture; Which ones? What size for what tub...Can't figure it out. The reason I hired a plumber for this job is because I did not want the aggravation of doing this job, instead I had to return items, keep certain items that were opened and partially installed before the plumber realized I picked out the wrong drain fittings. It cost me an extra $300.00 in labor for the plumber to come back and refit drain lines and modify rough in kits. Yes my lack of understanding of the product, but how about a little help with the needed components!
August 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Innova448 Easy setup
Pretty easy setup, lines snapped together as directions showed.
Other thoughts: Not a plumber, but mounted this on a new granite vanity top was finished and water flowing/draining in under an hour.
November 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by BeachLady You need to buy 2 items for new faucets
This rough in kit was easy to work with when we were replacing an old faucet set. Be sure you buy MOEN rough in kit to go with a MOEN faucet Trim kit. I thought I could just replace Moen trim kit (faucet spout and handles) and use old rough in - did not work. Be careful you get the rough in kit that is specified for your handles. Product is good. Buyer needs to pay attention to part numbers.
March 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by HandyJohn Moen rough-in valve
The installation of the Moen rough-in valve was easy following the instructions. This valve is for the 8 inch wide bathroom faucet set. The parts all seem to be of very good quality. Very satisfied with the product.
August 27, 2014