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Temptrol Rapid Install Pressure-Balancing Shower Mixing Valve with VersaFlex Integral Diverter and EasyService Stops

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  • Pressure-balancing, anti-scald to prevent temperature fluctuation
  • Rapid Install bracket simplifies and secures valve installation
  • Limited lifetime consumer warranty; 10 years for commercial use
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About This Product

For more than 50 years, the Symmons Temptrol Pressure-Balancing Shower Valve has been the safe and reliable choice for pressure-balanced shower valves.The legendary Temptrol pressure-balancing, anti-scald mixing valve is the heart of every Symmons shower system. Each valve is constructed of solid brass, bronze, and stainless steel, and features an adjustable piston that instantly and continually balances the hot and cold water pressure as demand fluctuates in the plumbing system.The Temptrol features a one-piece cast brass body with ½-inch NPT threaded and direct sweat connection inlets/outlets for easy installation, and factory-installed options are available for CPVC, PEX, and ProPress connections. It also includes the Symmons factory-installed Rapid Install Bracket, which cuts the time to install your tub and shower valve by 67%!This valve features the VersaFlex Integral Diverter, which diverts water flow to a variety of outlets without the need for a separate diverter valve. Not only is the Temptrol valve easy to install, but it is also simple to maintain and adjust when needed. A quick turn of the EasyService Stops isolates the valve completely, without the hassle of shutting down the entire water supply to your house or building.All Symmons valves are backed with a lifetime limited warranty for consumers and a ten year warranty for commercial use, so if you have an issue, just let us know and we'll make it right.

Highlights

  • Bracket includes 4 metal straps and screws for fast and secure mounting
  • Symmons EasyService Stops isolate the water supply to your shower without shutting down the entire system
  • VersaFlex Integral Diverter adjusts the volume of water flow to the showerhead, or hand spray
  • Valve constructed of brass, bronze, and stainless steel for long-lasting durability
  • Shipped with ½-inch universal NPT and direct sweat connection inlets/outlets
  • Optional factory-installed adapters for CPVC, PEX, or ProPress enable fast, flame-free installation
  • Adjustable stop screw to limit handle turn
  • Made right, in the USA
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Product Information

Internet # 312868135

Model # S261XBRBODY

Store SKU # 1005237313

Specifications

Dimensions: H 6.62 in, W 6 in, D 5.625 in

Dimensions

Inlet Diameter (In.)

1/2

Outlet Diameter (In.)

1/2

Product Depth (in.)

5.625 in

Product Height (in.)

6.62 in

Product Length (in.)

6 in

Product Width (in.)

6 in

Details

Application

Non-Potable Water, Potable Water, Rough-In valve

Compatible Pipe Material

Copper

Connection

Female Pipe Thread

Features

Adjustable, Diverter on valve, Includes Check, Mounting Bracket Included

Indoor/Outdoor

Indoor

Material

Brass

Maximum Pressure (PSI)

125 PSI

Maximum Working Temperature (F)

180

Pack Size

1

Product Weight (lb.)

4.4 lb

Remote Access

No Remote Access

Requires Hub?

No Hub Required

Returnable

90-Day

Valve Type

Pressure Balance

Voice Control Hub Required

No Voice Control

Works With

No additional compatibility

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Limited lifetime warranty for consumer; 10 year warranty for commercial use

Questions & Answers

3Questions
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Q:What is the flow rate?
by|Feb 23, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  The flow rate would be dependent on the flow rate of the shower head or hand shower that you are using. It is not determined by the valve. The valve could handle whatever flow rate your feature would have.

by|Feb 27, 2024
    caret
    Q:I can use for pex A pipe
    by|Jul 5, 2022
    1 Answer
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    A:  With the proper fitting yes this could be used with PEX.

    by|Jul 5, 2022
      caret
      Q:Has anyone installed this valve? Every review is an unboxing giving it 5 stars and pictures of the box and valve on a table. Isn’t that a pretty useless review?
      by|Mar 15, 2021
      1 Answer
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      A:  Yes I have installed this valve it is great. It gets to the proper mixture of water and the right temp quicker than any other valve I have used. It is pretty nice to turn it on and get exactly the same temperature everyday it is a high quality brass valve and it does what it says it should do.

      by|Mar 18, 2021
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      Customer Reviews

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      • 5 out of 16 reviews
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      I can't wait to have this shower valve installed. I've been long overdue and waiting on the installation manual and four metal mounting bracket straps that were not included in the box. Customer service is sending it. The valve is made of solid durable brass and made for shower/tub and shower application. The convenience of having the screws to mount the brackets to studs for easy install. The black protective shield and white valve mounting plate are included in this kit. The set temperature limit stop screw prevents from seriously scalding our children. This feature is very important. The installation instructions are very clear to read and understand. 
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      Tired of getting scalded when someone in the house flushes a toilet while you’re taking a shower?...
      Tired of getting scalded when someone in the house flushes a toilet while you’re taking a shower? Or getting that cold blast of water when the washing machine starts to fill a Hot Water load? Well, this Tub/Shower valve from Symmons will solve that problem. Symmons Temptrol Pressure-Balancing valve controls the balance of the temperature and water volume so the temperature remains steady. Symmons makes high quality valves and has been around for over 50 years. The valve comes with their “Rapid Install” feature which provides metal straps for attaching the valve to the shower’s wall studs. This is great for new construction, or remodels where the wall has been stripped clean of wall board and tile. The valve body has ½-inch universal NPT, and direct sweat connection for the inlets and outlets, but you can use CPVC, PEX, and ProPress connections. It has a VersaFlex Integral Diverter, which diverts water flow from the tub to the shower without the need for a separate diverter valve. It has “EasyService Stops” which let you turn off the water right at the valve for servicing the valve without the having to shut off the entire water supply to your house. This valve does not come with any handle or trim pieces. They must be purchased separately. This is one of the few valves that are still made right here in the USA.
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      This Temptrol pressure-balancing, anti-scald mixing valve is truly as advertised to be easy to in...
      This Temptrol pressure-balancing, anti-scald mixing valve is truly as advertised to be easy to install! Even though I didn't install it, I watched my handyman install it in my 1950's built tear out of my pink tub! I am going to miss the classy old girl but it's time for an updo. What I won't miss is the water surge of hot & cold when anyone in the house turns on a faucet, toilet flush, laundry or dishwasher. Showering has to be perfectly timed! Once the tile and wall was removed and prepped. This install was so fast and easy. We already had the main water shut off so I can't speak to the Easy Service Stop feature, but a great idea for those who can use it. This Symmons valve is well made of heavy, quality solid brass, bronze, and stainless steel and best of all it is made right here in the USA! Yeah! Keep America strong! The adjustable piston instantly balances your cold and hot water pressures based on your fluctuations from other uses on your plumbing system. No More Shocker Showers! The rapid install bracket impressed my handyman and saved time on the install. I can't wait to take my first shower and put this to the test!
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      This little baby is hopefully going to solve the hot cold surge and screaming in shock from the s...
      This little baby is hopefully going to solve the hot cold surge and screaming in shock from the shower in our house! We are in an older house that is slowly being upgraded and the shower/tub valve is next on the list to do! There are no instructions with this and I looked it up online, I suppose a plumbing inclined person would know exactly how to install this but I am a rookie. So I need to find installation instructions for swapping out our existing valve. We will have to cut through the back of the wall, fortunately there is a storage closet behind the tub wall so we can access it without tearing into the tile. The anti-scald mixing valve is what sold us on this Symmons Temptrol Rapid Install Pressure Balancing Shower Mixing Valve, that and it's made in the USA! The EasyService Stops features isolates the water supply to your tub or shower without shutting down the entire system. This valve is made of solid brass, bronze, and stainless steel for durability and won't wear out any time soon. With the VersaFlex Integral Diverter, water flow is diverted to a variety of outlets without the need for a separate diverter valve which will make installation so much easier. This is quality you can feel when you hold this and see how well it is constructed.
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      The Symmons Temptrol rapid install pressure-balancing shower mixing valve is the easiest install ...
      The Symmons Temptrol rapid install pressure-balancing shower mixing valve is the easiest install of a shower/tub valve that my hubby has ever done, due to the rapid install bracket and clear instructions. It's a heavy-duty valve, made of solid brass, bronze, and stainless steel, and I expect it to last as long as our remodel (forever, I hope). The pressure-balancing, anti-scald mixing valve is one of the main reasons we wanted this model, as well as the Symmons reputation and lifetime warranty. All you need is the trim!
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      This is a great shower valve if you cannot fit blocking in the stud bay, or don’t wish to add it....
      This is a great shower valve if you cannot fit blocking in the stud bay, or don’t wish to add it. The straps on the front have a large span, and feel like they will hold the valve steady. The valve has a hot and cold input, a shower out, and a tub out that is already plugged with a screw in cap. Obviously I can’t speak to longevity, but this thing is heavy and appears well made.
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      The Symmons Temptrol Pressure-Balancing Tub/Shower Valve is a high quality valve and the function...
      The Symmons Temptrol Pressure-Balancing Tub/Shower Valve is a high quality valve and the function is great. The bracket is cast and robust. But my valve did not include the straps and the box does not include instructions. There is a nice 1-page instruction on the Home Depot page that I printed out for the dimensions for installation. The threaded fittings are a 1/2 NPT thread.
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      I really like the design that makes it so much easier to install and have installed a few of thes...
      I really like the design that makes it so much easier to install and have installed a few of these over the years but it has been a long time since I installed one and glad they have improved in their design and also like the feature that helps prevent the water temperature from changing that you selected when cold water or hot water is being used somewhere else in the home .
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      This tempering valve is impressively constructed. See photograph 1. All materials are brass, bron...
      This tempering valve is impressively constructed. See photograph 1. All materials are brass, bronze and stainless steel. The threaded or sweat connections are adaptable to pipe, tubing and PEX. The temperature limit set screw can be positioned to restrict use beyond a maximum temperature. Note this anti-scald feature is dependent upon field determination of effluent temperature. So, if supply line temperatures rise, this setpoint should be re-evaluated. Product literature discusses service and replacement of the balancing piston. The water pressure balancing piston can be serviced by shutting off both supply lines at the valve, using the EasyService Stops to close both supply line inlet seats. The manufacturer does recommend that, at time of servicing, both seats be replaced, even if but one appears worn. There also is an integral flow diverter. All connections are in a single plane, so the valve fits in shallow walls. See photograph 2. A protective shield facilitates wall construction (interior finishes) after valve installation. See photograph 3. After use, the shield permits full service access. See photograph 4. Hanging the valve is made simple with the Rapid Install Bracket. Separately marketed for $22+, it is included with this valve. The bracket body is molded of nylon and attaches to the valve with two machine screws. See photograph 5. From there, four perforated metal straps extend to adjacent studs. I did not receive those straps with this evaluation product, but the scheme for deploying these looks exceedingly simple. Photograph 6 is an image of the bracket in use, taken from product literature. I'll attempt to add my own 3/4 inch wide flat stock to the rabbets molded into the bracket.
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      Symmons Temptrol rapid install pressure balancing shower mixing valve is really well made and gre...
      Symmons Temptrol rapid install pressure balancing shower mixing valve is really well made and great for new construction or when remodeling your shower. It comes with versa flex integral diverter. It also allows for easy service stops. EasyService Stops isolate the water supply to your tub or shower without shutting down the entire system. Comes with half inch universal NPT and direct sweat connection at inlets and outlets. Valve is constructed of brass, bronze, and stainless steel for durability. Adjustable stop screw for limiting how far to turn handle. Made in the USA. Integral diverter adjusts the volume of water flow to the showerhead, tub spout, or hand spray. Overall I'm happy with this order.
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