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Can I change the trim (showerhead, arm, flange, escutcheon, handle/knob and tub spout) without changing the valve in the wall?

Can I change my shower trim?
Standard Valve

Non-pressure balanced

Handle Operation

•Pull out to turn on

•Push in to shut off

•Rotate for hot and cold

Escutcheon Screws 

Escutcheon Screws are located at 5 O’clock and 7 O’clock.

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Compatible Trim

Accept any Moentrol trim kit that uses a round escutcheon with the use of the 145058 adapter kit..

Standard Valve with Spool

Pressure balanced

Handle Operation

•Pull out to turn on

•Push in to shut off

•Rotate for hot and cold

 

Escutcheon Screws 

Escutcheon Screws are located at 5 O’clock and 7 O’clock.

esc screws 5 and 7.png

Compatible Trim

You will need to remove the Escutcheon plate and look at the valve if  your valve looks like the image, there is no longer a Moen trim kit available-replacement parts are still available in limited finishes.

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Moentrol Valve

Pressure balanced

Handle Operation

•Pull out to turn on

•Push in to shut off

•Rotate for hot and cold

 

Escutcheon Screws 

Escutcheon Screws are located at 2 O’clock and 7 O’clock.

esc screws 2 and 7.png

Compatible Trim

Accepts any Moentrol trim kit.

Posi-Temp Valve

Pressure balanced

Handle Operation

•Rotate only

Escutcheon Screws 

Escutcheon Screws are located at 2 O’clock and 7 O’clock.

esc screws 2 and 7.png

Compatible Trim

Accepts any Posi-Temp trim kit

Two Handle Valve

Non-pressure balanced

Handle Operation

•Lever-90 degree rotation

•Knob-180 degree rotation

Escutcheon Screws 

No Escutcheon Screws

Compatible Trim

There is no trim kit available-replacement parts are available and full units can be purchased (valve and trim as a complete set) 

Three Handle Valve

Non-pressure balanced

Handle Operation

•Lever-90 degree rotation

•Knob-180 degree rotation

Diverter Knob:

•Rotate

Escutcheon Screws 

No Escutcheon Screws

Compatible Trim

There is no trim kit available-replacement parts are available and full units can be purchased (valve and trim as a complete set) 

Shower Arms

Shower arms are usually threaded into an elbow behind the wall. Rotate the shower arm counterclockwise to remove. The new shower arm and shower head should be sealed using several wraps of thread seal tape. The shower arm flange is usually sealed by using Plumber's putty.

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Tub Spouts

The final consideration is the tub spout. Moen makes two versions. The IPS (Iron Pipe Size) version (below left) is threaded and screws onto a ½" pipe that has male threads.

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The other style is the slip fit tub spout (above right). It attaches to ½" copper tubing by slipping on and tightening with a hex wrench. Both tub spouts will have a cut out on the underside near the wall as shown above. If the cut out has a place to insert a hex wrench, you have a slip fit. If the cut out does not have the hex wrench opening, your spout is a threaded (IPS) version.

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