Attaching thermostatic trim to wall

axxis_roseJuly 11, 2012

My plumber is concerned about the thermostatic set I've selected. It has a flat trim plate and attaches to the wall and fits over the rough with a bead of silicone. He says that if I ever need access to the valve I will have to destroy my tile wall. Is this correct?

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David

It depends on what you need to do with the thermostatic valve.

If there are filters in the unit that could require periodic cleaning, those should be easily accessible through the hole after removing the trim plate.

If you need to replace the entire unit (unlikely

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 4:06PM
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axxis_rose

Thanks davidtay. Regarding your first point about periodic cleaning, I think the plumber is concerned that the trim plate itself will be impossible to remove without damaging the wall. Since the manufacturer recommends attaching it with silicone I think he might be right. Seems like other styles of trim plates do not require adhesive in order to attach to the wall.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 8:52AM
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David

Silicone caulk can be cut very easily. There should not be any issue.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2012 at 1:56PM
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