The reason I give this valve 5 stars is due to many years of experience installing them for my cu...
October 27, 2016
The reason I give this valve 5 stars is due to many years of experience installing them for my customers. It's reliable, easy to use, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. If the cartridge fails, Moen will send you a completely new cartridge at no charge. How cool is that? This valve has exceeded my expectations. In fact, I just completed a product review regarding this shower valve here: http://www.legendaryhs.com/moen-positemp-shower-valve-review-licensed-plumber/
I'm used to written installation instructions, but it seems like more products are going to the wordless, picture installation method. Such was the case with this product. It took some time trying to figure out what the pictures were trying to explain, but once I figured out which installation method was appropriate it was a pretty simple installation. The only complaint is there is no indication as to the on/off position of the handle. After getting doused the first time I turned the water back on I quickly found out I had the handle in the full open position (of course!) and not the closed position. A nice picture of the proper handle position would have been nice.
For a Pro I'm sure this would be an awesome product. For the DIYer the instructions are a little confusing the way they are laid out making the install cumbersome. If your mechanically inclined it's not difficult.
Strong Water Pressure, Looks Great
I read reviews which mentioned that the Moen handle stick...
September 05, 2017
I read reviews which mentioned that the Moen handle stick out way too far. Reviews with this problem were written in 2013 and 2015. I assumed after consumer complaints the problem would have been fixed. It hasn't! I had to pay a plumber to cut it down.
Love the look of the handle, but it sticks out very far from the wall. Obviously a poor design no...
May 15, 2018
Love the look of the handle, but it sticks out very far from the wall. Obviously a poor design not really sure why it couldn’t step closer to the trim piece. Despite that we are keeping it. Moen should consider doing a re-design on it
cartridge wore out in less than 1 1/2 year with one person use
May 16, 2015
The trim kit was installed by the bathroom remodel person who highly recommended Moentrol products, stating the cartridges are so easy to change. I had no idea what he was referring to but figured with just me using the bathroom, it wouldn't need done that often. Wrong. In less than 18 months, the bath faucet began dripping. It was no little drip, buckets were filling so fast that I now have to remove the access panel to shut the water lines off when I am done showering. I am very angry. How often would a family have to change their cartridge?? I cannot believe most families would find this acceptable. This is just a gimmick to get more money from the consumer. And I just purchased a Moen sink & faucet for the kitchen that hasn't been installed yet. So I am wondering if I shouldn't return the faucet at least and try to find the old fashioned kind that doesn't dime you to death....