the reason I want to mount it this way is because I'm putting a handheld shower only mounted beside a seat. I don't want to mount it the correct way because the handheld hose would get caught on the hot cold handle.
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, the valve cannot be installed this way. The tub spout requires a straight drop from the valve to prevent back pressure. If you prefer, you may install the handle so that the off position is at 9 o'clock instead of 3 o'clock. It will still rotate counter-clockwise to turn on, and will not align with the Hot, Cold, or Off markings on the escutcheon plate.
Date published: 2017-02-28