use of RP47202 thin wall installation aid vs. traditional 2X mounting
Dave, I’m installing the R10000-UNWSHF Delta MultiChoice® Universal in conjunction with an Aquatec 3232 CS 4 piece shower enclosure. I have/will have ample 2X backing to mount the R1000. So to confirm the RP47202 thin wall installation aid is not needed if it is solidly mounted, correct? Also you indicated that the plaster guard remains attached to the R1000 so the 2X depth in the stud wall is adjusted so that the plaster guard just touches the back of the thin wall panel (as opposed to flush with the finished front), est. to be about 1/8”, is that correct.
As an alternative to the guess work of determining the backing depth in the stud wall mount I could opt to mount the R1000 using the RP47202 thin wall installation aid, correct?
Lastly is the opening, if the plaster guard is intended to be flush with the back of the wall panel, should the opening I need to cut in the panel need to be the inside dimensions of the plaster guard or can I opt to bore a hole capable of receiving (with close tolerance) the bonnet nut? Is there a reason I would need to access any part of the R1000 housing after installation of the wall panel for maintenance, presuming pressure tests were successful before installation of the panel?
Hi Bob, Thank you for the follow up questions. You are correct that you do not need the thin wall installtion kit if you arer mounting the R10000 to the stringer. The plasterguard on the R10000-UNWSHF should be flush or subflush 1/4" to the finished wall. Distance from the stringer to the front of the plasterguard is 2-3/4". The size of the cutout is normally the size of the plasterguard. This information can be found in the installation instructions of the R10000-UNWSHF. Here is the link.
Date published: 2016-02-19
shower rough in valve
replacing rough in valve, ceramic shower/bath. other side of wall is sink & cabinet. would like to replace valve w/o increasing approx 7 inch diameter hole in tile. Distance from stringer is 2 + 5/16 inch which i think is OK. However the 2x4 inch stringer ...only top mounting hole of rough in valve meets stringer, bottom mounting hole is below stringer.. meets air.. Any suggestions? Would thin wall mounting kit help?
Hi Theo, The RP47202 thin wall installation aid would help to support the rough in as it mounts to both sides of the wall. This should help firm up the rough in install where only 1 screw is attached to the stringer.
Date published: 2015-01-12
Thin wall aid installation sequence
When using the thin wall aid, does one ring go on either side of the shower wall and does the plaster guard remain installed on the valve body?
Hi Bob, Thank you for your question. The thin wall aids would be positioned on either side of the shower wall. The plasterguard is used in the installation of the valve body.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Even though I can solidly mount the R10000 valve body to studs behind my fiberglass tub, would you recommend using the RP47202 thin wall option?
Hi Maury, Thank you for your question. If the R10000 rough in valve is solidly mounted to the studs/stringer it is not necessary to also install the RP47202 thin wall installation aid.
Date published: 2015-09-27
1400 series shower faucet
My home, built in 1999, has 1400 series shower faucets that I believe were not installed correctly. What part is needed for a fiber glass shower surround, thin wall installation?
In addition, some water hammer has developed when the toilet is flushed and I have traced it to the connection where the hot and cold water meet at the valve. There are no water hammer arrestors at the hot/cold inlets. Do installatoin instructions call for arrestors on each inlet?
Thank you for your question. Delta Faucet model # RP47202 is the part needed for thin wall installation like on fiberglass tubs. It is used with the multi-choice valve, R10000-UNBX.
Regarding the water hammer, we do not have arrestors in our inlets. You may install them if you develop water hammer but we do not maufacture them. Check with your local retailer or wholesaler for the part.
Date published: 2013-10-22
I'm putting in a Sterling ensemble bath/shower enclosure. I'm using a Delta R10000-UNBX.
Do I have to use a RP47202 thin wall inst. kit, and what size
holesaw do I use to make a hole for the valve?
Thank you for your question. It is a customer's preference whether or not they use the thin wall mounting kit when mounting the valve on a fiberglass tub.
Included here are the spec for Delta Faucet model # R10000-UNBX for your measurements.
Date published: 2018-07-10