Valve Types

From simple single-head showers to custom showers featuring multiple outlets, valves are a critical component to any shower application.

 

U by Moen Shower Digital Valves S3102 S3104

Models S3102 & S3104 U By Moen™ Shower Digital Valves

U by Moen shower gives users the ability to control and customize their shower using both the digital controller and optional smartphone app.

HOW IT IS USED:

2- or 4- outlet models are available for standard shower and vertical spa configurations. Standard hot and cold water inlets and outlets are used.

INSTALLATION:

Installation is easy due to the valve's compact size and flexible placement within 6 feet of a GFCI outlet. A 30-foot waterproof data cable connects the valve and controller.

BENEFITS:

  •  Precise temperature control
  •  U by Moen cloud-based Wi-Fi infrastructure
  •  Flexible installation and configuration options
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ExactTemp Thermostatic Valve S3371

Model S3371 ExactTemp® ¾” Thermostatic Valve

The ExactTemp valve uses thermostatic technology for precise temperature control and high-volume capability to feed multiple showering devices.

HOW IT IS USED:

Used in showers ranging from single-head to vertical spa when combined with volume control valves including the ExactTemp Volume Control Transfer Valve. Hot and cold inlets feed water through valve unit.

INSTALLATION:

Accommodates ¾” IPS inlets and outlets that can accept ½” adapters.

BENEFITS:

  •  Set maximum water temperature and temperature memory
  •  Installation works with common household plumbing
  •  Meets shower shock safety codes
  •  Integrates with Moen M•PACT® Common Valve System
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Moentrol Spa Valve 3570

Model 3570 Moentrol® Spa Valve

The Moentrol valve has a pressure-balancing mechanism and uses the 1225 cartridge. It can adapt to Moen’s two- or three-function transfer valves as needed for the addition of handshowers or for vertical spas. The Moentrol valve is also available with an integrated two- or three-function transfer valve option. The Moentrol valves also feature both temperature and volume control.

HOW IT IS USED:

One-handle faucets and shower/tub applications. Separate hot and cold inlets and single outlet. Additional functionality with the two- or three-function Moentrol valve.

INSTALLATION:

Set temperature limit at install. Accommodates standard ½” connections. IPS and CC options available.

QUICK FIX:

Most servicing can be done without turning off the water due to built-in shut-offs (or stops) by simply replacing the cartridge.

BENEFITS:

  •  Set maximum water temperature and temperature memory
  •  Installation works with common household plumbing
  •  Meets shower shock safety codes
  •  Integrates with Moen M•PACT® Common Valve System
  •  ExactTemp® to allow faucet replacement without replacing any plumbing
Posi-Temp Valve 2570

Model 2570 Posi-Temp® Valve

Also called a "cycling valve," the Posi-Temp Valve is a design that uses the 1222 high-flow pressure-balancing cartridge.

HOW IT IS USED:

Shower and tub applications. Expandable to multi-outlet with addition of a transfer valve.

INSTALLATION:

Flexible installation options including copper, CPVC, crimp ring PEX, cold expansion PEX, and IPS. Valve options include quarter-turn stops to prevent the necessity to shut off water at the main line.

QUICK FIX:

Be sure to turn off the water before replacing the cartridge.

BENEFITS:

  •  Flow reversibility
  •  Set maximum temperature upon installation
  •  Vertical spa compatibility
  •  Back-to-back installation capability
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Moen ExactTemp Thermostatic Volume Control Transfer Valve S3600

Model S3600 ExactTemp® Thermostatic Volume Control & Transfer Valve

This transfer valve can be used in combination with the ExactTemp 3/4" Thermostatic Valve to add volume control to ExactTemp's precise temperature control. Additional volume-control valves can be added to support handshowers, body sprays and other functions.

HOW IT IS USED:

Designed for two-outlet applications. Activates individual outlets for body sprays, handshowers or an extra showerhead. Two-function equals two independent functions. Three-function equals two independent and one shared function.

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Two or Three Function Transfer Valve 3372

Model 3372 Two or Three Function Transfer Valve

Transfer valves can be used in combination with Posi-Temp® and Moentrol® valves.

HOW IT IS USED:

Designed for two-outlet applications. Activates individual outlets for body sprays, handshowers or an extra showerhead. Two-function equals two independent functions. Three-function equals two independent and one shared function.

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Valve Terminology

There are a variety of terms attached to valve function. Here are quick-reference definitions for a few of the most common:

Pressure-Balancing

Protects users from "shower shock" due to a sudden change in either hot- or cold-water pressure elsewhere in the plumbing system (i.e., toilet flush). Pressure-balancing valves are designed to detect the pressure drop and automatically adjust the flow of water to maintain a consistent water temperature.

Thermostatic

These valves use a device to keep temperature consistent. They typically require a separate volume-control function, such as a transfer valve.

Cycling Valve

Turns on and off, cycling counter clockwise from cold (6 o'clock) to hot (9 o'clock). Does not provide volume control.

Volume Control

Allows the user to adjust water flow rates as other plumbing fixtures connected to the line are in use.

 
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