slip on tub spout
I purchased a bt14496 to replace a replace a Delta single lever shower only unit. I am installing a tub / shower to replace just a shower.Apparently the tub spout is a slip on type. I have a few questions.
1- Is this a shark bite type fitting in the spout that is self sealing?
2-can cpvc pipe be used for the spout or only copper?
3-instructions do not say how far out of the wall the pipe needs to be. How far does pipe need to fit in the spout?
4-can the pipe be dry fitted and removed without fear of leaking
5-lastly, will this bt14496 unit fit in the valve body that my 1323 single lever shower only is in?
Thank you for your questions. The tub spout has a removable adapter that can thread onto 1/2" iron pipe or can slip onto 1/2" copper piping. To slip install this you would just push it back on the copper piping and thread the set screw on the underside in. The copper piping should be cut 1 1/2 - 2 3/4" from the finished wall. BT14496 trim will fit over your existing valve and cartridge.
Date published: 2016-06-01
What does trim and rough valve mean?
Hi Mel, Thank you for your question. The trim refers to all of the external parts of the faucet. This would include the showerhead, tub spout, escutcheon plate, and handle. The rough refers to the rough in valve that is plumbed behind the wall. Both the rough and the trim together create a complete faucet.
Date published: 2014-07-01
A question and a comment
Replacing two tub/shower trims in my home. Installation wasn't to bad except for one I feel since I paid for a valve I should be able to exchange it for the RP19804 that mine requires. Instead I have to buy that one and have no idea on what to do with the one that came with the unit. For now I'm using the existing valves. But that's just a comment, now for my question.
Is removing this adaptor on my copper pipe the only way to get my tub spout on? You would think delta off/delta on would be simple. My new spout won't fit on this connection. I've tried to get the adapter off but no luck. No set screw, won't unscrew, I'm assuming it's soldered on. Seems Delta would have something that would screw into the front of the new spout that would take the existing connection. (Like the spout that came off did) Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'm waiting for this reply before taking a torch and trying to get that adapter off. I'm assuming if I can get it off the new spout simply slips on and I tighten the set screw.
Hi Alan, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately we do not offer a (OB) oil rubbed bronze diverter tub spout that uses the RP12307 tub spout adapter currently installed with your faucet. The new spout is a slip on spout which will slide on 1/2" copper pipe and attach with a set screw. You will need to remove the current adapter to make the new spout work.
Date published: 2015-03-31
Why does'nt more hot water flow through valve.
Purchased Windemere Monitor 14 series tub and shower trim BT14496-OB plus universal tub and shower MultiChoice rough-in R10000-UNBX. Installed following instructions but little hot water flows through valve.
Hi Mr. Bee,
Thank you for your question! Please try adjusting the Rotational Limit Stop to allow more hot water into the mix. Due to variations in water temperature, you may need to adjust the stop from the default setting in a new installation. Below is a link to our How-To Video for adjusting the stop.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Repalcing a 20 yera old Moen with the Windermere
I have a Moen positemp that I want to connect the Windermere to. I'd like to not have to replace the Moen positemp valve and only replace the parts that you actually see from the outside. I'm doing this to match my shower to the Windermere faucet that I used with a pedestal sink when I remodeled my bath and didn't see the need to replace the existing shower/tub. Do you make a unit that does?
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, we do not make any Trim kits that will work with other faucet company valves or parts. To install the Delta Windemere Tub and Shower BT14496-OB you would need to install the Delta MultiChoice Rough-In Valve R10000-UNBX.
Date published: 2017-05-27