Delta MultiChoice® Universal Tub and Shower Valve Body

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Product Features and Benefits

  • MultiChoice Universal valve body only
  • Accepts single, dual, or dual thermostatic cartridge
  • Cartridge ships with trim
  • Back-to-back capability, WS= With Stops
  • Lifetime Faucet and Finish Warranty

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Delta MultiChoice® Universal Tub and Shower Valve Body 4.4 5 12 12
Pleased Though I purchased this product several weeks ago, I found its installation quite easy. It not only has soundness of material, but it also made our renovation pleasant and smooth. The shutoff components on this Valve Body will no doubt make any future repairs easy and convenient. July 30, 2013
Very convenient The service stops on this rough in valve are very convenient for our "only bathroom" remodel. I'm able to shut off water at the valve in order to finish my tile. A must for a project that is the only existing bathroom. ~J~ September 29, 2014
Great product! Great product! This rough-in valve has service stops (shuts off the water) that the local Delta warehouse hasn't even seen yet! Every aspect of dealing with FaucetDirect has been excellent! July 25, 2014
It works I bought this a month ago. and I used it in both the shower and tub. It works well, installed easily, and I have no problem mixing the hot and cold water. April 13, 2015
Universal shower body Another high quality product from Delta, cheap good quality and matches with almost any cartridge manufactured for Delta, easy to work with. December 3, 2013
Universal Mixing VLV Easy to install and provides great water control. Works well and the service stops are a real time saver. May 13, 2014
Exactly what we needed! We were happy to be able to find exactly what we needed at Direct Faucet to do our bathroom remodel. June 2, 2014
Confused This is for a more commercial application so unless you have 20 showers. You will not need this.... July 21, 2014
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17 Series cartridge adapter installation

I have the R10000-PXWS universal valve and the cartridge that came with our trim kit is a 17 series. The instructions say to push the cartridge adapter into the valve assembly and then screw that in place to secure it. This valve assembly does not have a hole to receive the screw. Instead there is an empty space where the screw hole should be.

I can remove the screw entirely and install the adapter, then the cartridge. Would this be secure enough once the retaining ring is tightened over the cartridge?
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Raleigh, NC, USA
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Hi Richard,

Thank you for your question! The valve has been redesigned, and the screw is no longer needed to secure the adapter.

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Is there an easy fix if the plasterguard is sticking too far out of the finished wall?

After everything has been redone in our tiled shower, the plasterguard is sticking out at least a half inch from the tiled shower wall. This prevents the trim plate (the escutcheon?) from being installed tightly against the finished wall. Is there anything that can be done to remedy this?
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1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Hi Amy, Thank you for your question. The plasterguard on the R10000-UNWS must be mounted flush or subflush 1/4" to the finished wall. Unfortunately the only fix is to re-rough the valve to the proper distance. If you have a 13/14 series faucet removing the plasterguard itself and ordering the 3/4" longer RP22735 trim sleeve might work.
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Delta Foundations BT13210-SS Monitor 13 Series Shower Trim, Stainless and Delta R10000-UNBXHF

I want to buy a Delta Foundations BT13210-SS Monitor 13 Series Shower Trim, Stainless and Delta R10000-UNBXHF Multichoice Universal Shower Only Valve Body. First. are these 2 compatible? Second, I have read about a cartridge being necessary, Is this included, or an additional purchase? Third, I have read a lot of posts about a Scald Gard reducing temp. Is this an issue, and can it be removed?
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Hi Barry, Thank you for your question. The BT13210-SS shower trim is compatible with the R10000-UNBXHF. You will not need to purchase a separate carttridge as the cartridge is included with the BT13210-SS. The cartridge is equipped with a rotational limit stop that allows you to set the max hot water temperature. The Scald Guard feature cannot be removed. This feature keeps the temperature of the faucet consistent if someone else in the home turns on the hot or cold water.
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What is the difference between Model # R10000-UNWS and Model # R10000-UNWS-3

What is the difference between Model # R10000-UNWS and Model # R10000-UNWS-3
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Hi NSL!

Thanks for your question! The R10000-UNWS-3 is the same valve except the package contains 3 valves. So if you are wanting to purchase just one valve, you'll want to purchase the R10000-UNWS.

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How to test and flush

On step 4, your installation instructions say to "Reinstall cap and bonnet and tighten securely. Plug both outlets with proper fittings. Check for leaks."

Firstly, you only provided one "reusable test plug" yet you say to plug both outlets. You also say to reinstall cap and bonnet before putting the plugs in, which is impossible, unless the plug actually goes on the outside of the valve somewhere for testing. Secondly, you don't say how to go about checking for leaks. Do I simply turn the water supply on for X amount of time or how long is sufficient? Do you have a video on this procedure? I can't find it on your support page. More detailed instructions would be helpful.

Additionally, do you recommend a specific type of cap for the lower port if I am not using with a tub spout? I.e. Must it be brass or can it be iron, etc.?
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Hi Asmad, Thank you for your question. Step 4 is in regards to pressure testing the valve. The outlets that are referred to are the tub spout and showerhead stub outs. Once those are plugged and the test cap and bonnet are installed you can pressure test all of your connections.
The test plug to plug the ports in the valve body itself when fully pushed in will fit under the test cap to check flow from the hot and cold ports in the valve.
To test for leaks you do just turn on the water and let it run long enough to verify that there are no leaks in your system.
We offer the RP20032 plug that can be sweated into the tub port on a R10000-UNBX or a brass 1/2" cap will work as well.
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Valve connection to tub spout

Our plumber installed pex between the universal valve and the tub spout, using a drop ear fitting where the tub spout will go. I have re-read the instructions and realize this was incorrect. We have not closed up the wall yet, so I am wondering if we can fix this ourselves. Does the copper pipe connection require soldering? How does the iron pipe install on the valve? I'm not sure which would be easier.
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Hi robinja, Thank you for your question. To install copper pipe on the R10000-UNWS you would have to solder the pipe connections. If using galvanized pipe the valve has a 1/2" male pipe outlet, you would need to install a coupling first and then the length of pipe to the drop ear elbow.
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What can you do if your plastic square is sticking outside of the finished wall?

We had the plumbers come out to install the R10000UNWS along with the R11000 diverter. The diverter is perfect; however it seems that when we put up the wall board it just sits on top of the plastic square. It looks as though once we do the thin set and tile it will be flush. Is there something else we can do?
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Hi Blondie, Thank you for your question. For with stops models, which includes the R10000-UNWS the plasterguard must be flush or subflush 1/4" to finished wall. The finished wall would include the tile in your application.
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I know ws = with stops. What are the stops for? Also, HF = high flow. What does that mean compared to one without hf?

does hf mean that it uses more water? Does it mean there would potentially be more pressure?
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Hi John, Thank you for your question. The stops allow you to shut the water off at the faucet instead of shutting off the water to the whole house if you need to do maintainance or repair the faucet.
The HF rough is for shower only. The valve does not have the tub port which allows for a higher flow rate. The rate difference depends on your household water pressure, valve, and trim choices.
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where do you set the water temperture on the valve,

new shower and no hot water, plumber didn't do something right I guess
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Hi Deb, Thank you for your question. The rotational limit stop is located at the end of the cartridge for most models and allows you to set the max hot water temperature for the faucet. Here is a link to our How to adjust the rotational limit video that covers our T13/T14, T17, and T17T faucets.
http://www.deltafaucet.com/tools-re...
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What size hole to cut for valve in shower

Hi,
I have a Sterling Ensemble shower kit. The wall is about an 1/8 in thick. What size hole should I cut through the shower wall?
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Hi Bob, Thank you for your question. The hole for the R10000-UNBX is cut to the size of the plasterguard which is 4" X 4".
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