What is a rough in kit for shower?

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A Shower valve body rough in kit is the brass fixture inside the shower wall where the hot and cold water gets mixed to a comfortable warm temperature, perfect for your morning shower. Once the hot and cold water is mixed, the shower rough in valve sends it out to the showerhead or tub spout.

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Herein, what plumbing is needed for a shower?

Shower Water Supply The water supply for a shower arrives via two pipes: hot and cold. In construction that is less than 30 years old, these pipes are usually copper. The pipes connect to a shower valve that controls the temperature and flow of water to the shower head.

One may also ask, can a toilet and shower share the same drain? Your shower drain can connect to the toilet drain, but it cannot connect to the toilet trap arm. So if your "main drain connection" is also the vent for the toilet, the line from the closet flange to the main drain connection is trap arm and the answer is no, the shower cannot tie in here.

Also, are shower valves universal?

They are all universal and all Delta Shower Trim Kits will fit every single one of these valves.

Does a shower need a 2 inch drain?

Keep in mind that shower drains are made to fit a 2-inch drainpipe. A 2-inch pipe is the recommended pipe size because showers have a low threshold for flooding, and a 2-inch pipe helps the water drain faster than does a 1 1/2-inch pipe.

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How deep is a shower trap?

By designing the trap with an elongated water body, Multikwik has a 50mm water seal depth in a trap that is just 90mm deep, allowing it to sit beneath most modern shower trays.

What is the rough in height for a shower valve?

In a shower only unit, the faucet is placed higher at 48 inches off the floor. The shower head normally is located 72 to 80 inches above the finished floor. If the homeowner prefers an adjustment in heights, then the shower head can be roughed-in higher or lower.

How far can P trap be from shower drain?

According to the International Residential Code, the maximum vertical distance between the sink drain and the entrance to the p-trap is 24 inches.

Can you change a shower drain into a toilet drain?

The minimum drain diameter for a shower drain is 2 inches, but the minimum for a toilet is 3 inches. Use the existing 2-inch pipe as a guideline for how much length and what connectors you need, then buy 3-inch material and install it. PVP pipe can be cut with a hacksaw and glued together with connectors.

How do you install a bathroom shower?


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  1. Step 1: Prepare the Shower Area.
  2. Step 2: Pre-Fit the Shower.
  3. Step 3: Mark and Drill Holes for the Valves.
  4. Step 4: Marking and Removing Panels.
  5. Step 5: Install the Base.
  6. Step 6: Insert the Back and Side Panels.
  7. Step 7: Attach the Back and Side Panels.
  8. Step 8: Install the Plumbing Panels.

Can I run 3 4 PEX to shower?

The key is how much will be running at the same time. One 1/2" pex line feeding two showerheads is close to that tubing's max flow depending on the hot/cold mix. 3/4" pex is somewhat larger than 1/2" copper, and 3/4" copper is probably a good size for a bathroom group.

How do you rough in plumbing a bathroom?

Bathroom drains all feed into a main sewer line.
  1. Make a map of your rough-in plumbing layout for the bathroom.
  2. Install a T-connector to the main sewer stack.
  3. Run a length of 3-inch PVC pipe to the toilet drain location, then use a 90 degree angle to make the turn upward to a level just below the bathroom floor.

Can I use flexible pipe for shower?

The shower can take the incoming supply from above, below or behind. To make things simple can the flexible braided type hose connectors be used on a shower.

Where do you mount a shower valve?

The lower crosspiece, which will hold the shower valve, may be around 50 inches from the floor for a shower enclosure and lower for a bathtub -- just enough to clear the lip of the tub by a few inches. The top crosspiece, which supports the showerhead, may be 76 inches above the floor in a typical installation.

Do I need a rough in valve?


A Rough Valve is a REQUIRED PART OF EVERY SHOWER. A Shower valve body rough in kit is the brass fixture inside the shower wall where the hot and cold water gets mixed to a comfortable warm temperature, perfect for your morning shower.

Does Home Depot carry Moen?

MOEN - Shower Faucets - Bathroom Faucets - The Home Depot.

How do I know what type of shower valve I have?

Look at the center of the trim plate behind the shower handle to find a brand name or manufacturer symbol. If you see a "K," the faucet is a Kohler unit; an "M" signifies Moen. American Standard, Delta and Price Pfister typically print their entire name on the faucet.

How much does a plumber charge to replace a shower cartridge?


We generally don't talk money here, but in general terms consider this: The HD price for that cartridge is probably about $50. The plumber probably pays wholsale between $32 and $45 depending on where he is, and how many he keeps on the truck.

Are shower valves interchangeable?

First, you absolutely CANNOT mix manufacturers on trim and rough-in valves. In fact, even within one manufacturer, they have many valves and the trims are not interchangeable. Shower sets are not always sold as separate trim and rough. In hardware stores and home centers they are almost always sold aa a complete set.

How much will a plumber charge to change a valve?

The main water valve replacement cost is about $185 when done by a plumbing contractor.