Let's begin out with the very first thing you'll discover, aside from the valves Hulk inexperienced valve case (we'll get to that in a second) the 4 full three/four "ports. (2) inlet ports on the left and proper, one (1) outlet port for the shower and one (1) for the bathtub spout. That is important as a result of most valve firms provide their valves in each half of "and three/four" model relying on the piping measurement of the house or the quantity of water wanted for the shower.
What if the water piping is half of "? Do I've to purchase additional fittings to accommodate the valve? Nope, the three/four" x half of "bushings are included within the field.
You'll discover that at each port there's a black rubber seal. This valve itself is protected in opposition to leaking in any respect its connection factors actually the complete valve is sealed by the inexperienced enclosure. If there's a leak throughout the valve or the connection factors the valve will leak into the field and exit via a weep gap on the entrance of the trim package.
The subsequent focal point are the valve's integral stops. Having integral stops on a bathtub / shower valve means that you can change the valve cartridge or change trim with out shutting the water down in the complete home, or shut an isolation valve in your house or condominium , when you're fortunate sufficient to have them. Having integral stops feels like a logical characteristic to have on every tub / shower valve proper? Valves are cheaper to construct with out integral stops. Hansgrohe doesn't offer you a selection anymore and for good motive, they've made the rough-in valve inexpensive sufficient to take away the choice. You get them commonplace whether or not you prefer it or not.
There are different advantages that we are going to listing however by far the best characteristic is the valves flexibility. It's a stress balanced shower solely valve (the plug for the bathtub is included within the field), it's a stress balanced tub / shower valve, it's a thermostatic valve with quantity management for a shower, a thermostatic valve for a bathtub / shower and thermostatic valve with quantity management with a diverter to regulate two shower features.
How and the heck can one valve to deal with all these options? With the trim and cartridge. It's actually a "plug and play" valve. You will get a trim that's easy and inexpensive or go for a reasonably complicated trim set with a full line of types and finishes. If you happen to wished to put in an inexpensive trim set however wished to improve at a later date the set up is fast and simple.
The importance this valve has on the house / condominium market is substantial. Image a spec housing subdivision or a excessive rise condominium complicated. There's to be a constructing tough commonplace. Now the builder or GC can set up this rough-in valve with a sure measure of confidence, that they will provide a trim set with a method, options and finishes that may accommodate nearly all of their potential clients. Up to now the GC and plumbing contractor would have an ordinary set of plumbing tough and trim. On many events the customer of the house or condominium would select one thing utterly completely different and the plumbing contractor must tear out what was put in. This occurs extra on excessive finish residential however this valve takes these heads out of the equation.
Listed here are a number of different options that make this valve a very distinctive product.
The iBox valve can deal with water from 6 GPM to 16 GPM. So the necessity to upsize the valve to accommodate a pair physique sprays shouldn't be mandatory.
Due to the valve configuration and its pre-installed check and flushing plug the water piping could be examined and flushed with out the trim being put in. (We'll clarify this additional and insert an image of the valve with out a trim cartridge to make this extra clear)
The valve housing has a number of mounting choices. The valve enclosure has leveling factors to verify the tough is stage in each instructions
Relying on the plumbing wall thickness the valve enclosure can simply lower to accommodate. The subsequent time you might be out there for a shower valve give this one a glance.