This is so cheaply made. Do not waste your money on this product. It's plastic and the parts are not even equivalent to the older metal replacement parts! I am switching from brass to chrome and this (I thought) was going to be perfect for our shower. The kit was missing a screw, I had double of another screw and one part of the shaft was the wrong size by a few milimeters. The faceplate does not sit flush up against the shower wall - leaving about a 1/3" gap between the wall and the plate. Seriously, do not buy this cheap product...especially not for the $$
Cheap plastic, but not cheap price. I expected better quality for the money. It installed easily,...
June 16, 2017
Cheap plastic, but not cheap price. I expected better quality for the money. It installed easily, and looks fine. I wonder how long it will hold up. I saw "Metal handle" in the description and wrongly assumed it was all metal. The decorative plate is gray plastic not brushed nickel as stated. Unfortunately, there was virtually no other option for a replacement without changing the valve. We have a MOEN push pull valve and couldn't find anything other than this. We were trying to give out bathroom a facelift, instead we ended up sacrificing quality to upgrade the look. Disappointing but it works fine, and looks okay. It should've been half the price for what it actually was.
First of all, if you have an old Moen valve and you don't want to pay a plumber to tear out the w...
September 30, 2018
First of all, if you have an old Moen valve and you don't want to pay a plumber to tear out the wall and install a more up to date version, this is about the cheapest option you can find for updating your trim.
The base plate is plastic. I think the only part that is actually metal is the handle.
- It fit my 1985 Moen valve and has multiple wall plates with various screw positions
- It still looks better than the gross old trim and 'teardrop knob'
- DO NOT USE THE HEX SCREW IN THE KIT TO ATTACH THE METAL HANDLE! I made this mistake and when I tried to loosen the screw to remove the handle because it was wobbly IT GOT STUCK. I SPENT 3 HOURS DRILLING/USING A HACKSAW TO GET THE METAL HANDLE OFF.
- I got a replacement kit and had the hardware person look at the screw - he matched it with a 1" pan head phillips head #6 stainless steel screw (stainless won't rust). That way I can screw in the screw and the head will be flush with the opening. The screw that comes with the kit requires an Allen Key and is recessed inside the metal housing and multiple reviewers confirm that the screw gets stuck.
- Unless you're on a budget and want a cheap trim upgrade it's probably better to get a new valve installed so you can use the latest Moen trim. Moen kits come with a new value.
- Plastic base plate is kind of icky
- Base plate won't be flush with wall unless you have a 3.5" hole in the wall
This is not an equivalent for a real Moen trim plate and handle. The plate is plastic and much lower quality than the original. Also, the plate protrudes significantly from the back side, while the original is flat. The result is that it doesn’t fit flush to the wall in many cases. I returned it and ordered a genuine Moen part.
I installed this product to replace an outdated original Moen trim design. The reasonable price w...
April 19, 2018
I installed this product to replace an outdated original Moen trim design. The reasonable price was the attraction for me because original Moen products are pretty expensive. The only positive thing I can say about this product is that for the few minutes I had it installed and in place, it looked nice. I made my initial installation as a temporary one, intending to make modifications to the location of the rough plumbing before finalizing the installation of this trim piece. After completing the test fit installation, I attempted to remove the hex set-screw holding the handle in place, but the screw wouldn’t budge. I eventually stripped the screw after spending nearly an hour attempting to remove it. To salvage my valve, I had to drill out the hex screw, of course ruining the trim adapter piece in the process. I’m an intermediate DIY using all the right tools and precautions. This shouldn’t happen – it shouldn’t be this hard. I can only conclude that the set screw was manufactured from a soft metal, and/or the receiving hole was not tapped properly during production. Fortunately, Home Depot has a very good return policy and they accepted this as a return of the defective item that it was. I cannot recommend the product based on my experience with it.
Not the easy replacement advertised. After 2 hrs and having to drill holes so they match I'm returning it. Definitely doesn't replace the original Moen parts. I'm just gonna work with the old ones and put them back. No comparison. The original are heavy steel and chrome, this you could snap in half with your bare hands. Could understand if 10 bucks but 40?
I bought this tub/shower trim kit to update my 25 year old moen gold trim. The escutcheon is plas...
April 19, 2018
I bought this tub/shower trim kit to update my 25 year old moen gold trim. The escutcheon is plastic but looks good, it has all the necessary parts to fit a few older Moen faucets and is easy to install. The problem I experienced (along with many others) is once the set screw that holds the handle in place is tightened it will not come back out. I spent at least an hour drilling it out, which destroyed the handle and damaged the escutcheon (remember it’s plastic and if you accidentally touch it with the drill chuck it’s ruined). This may seem to go together just fine, but in the future if you need to take it apart to install a new valve cartridge you are most likely going to have to go thru the process of drilling the set screw out and buying a replacement handle and escutcheon. I plan on returning it and spending a little more money for a Moen trim kit.
This is the second Danco product I've purchased and the second Danco product I've returned. The center inset is deeper than the rim, so it doesn't sit flush against the wall. Don't bother with this product unless you're prepared to put a bigger hole into your shower wall to accommodate the inset. The center inset is also removable and kept popping out as I was working with it, as did the gasket, which is not secured to the rim. This is not a true replacement part, just a cheap imitation that requires a substantial amount of effort and aggravation to use. I wish I had read the reviews before purchasing this product.
Difficult to Install, not the same as the item it is designed to replace