Will this valve kit work for me?
DH and I are preparing to gut our current primary bath, replace the shower plumbing and re-tile over CBU/Hydroban. We will keep the tub but will need to replace the shower/tub diverter valve. This is a DIY job.
We'd like to switch to a rain showerhead, a slide bar mounted handheld, and of course a tub filler. Will the Moen 8343 Double Handle Posi-Temp valve do this? And does this include the tub drain closure? It is a great price compared with most of the others I saw. With this, can I later switch out the showerhead and shower handheld for something nicer?
I am in rural Maine so I laugh when I hear advice to check plumbing supply stores. There is a Frank Webb place about 2 hours from me but I'll never get that time back if I have to travel there more than once!
For what it is worth, we have to reno the bathroom thanks to the POs tile on greenboard approach, but will be putting the house on the market in a year or two so this is not going to be our dream bathroom. We are aiming for nice bathroom for the area but not stupendous. We'll be copying Stacey Neil's AO Ice White shower with a mosaic tile accent on the fixture wall for ease of plumbing and in a niche on the long wall.
Thanks in advance - the GW forum empowered a great budget kitchen reno last year!
Here is a link that might be useful: Moen 8343 valve