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04:40PM | 04/28/04
Member Since: 04/27/04
4 lifetime posts
We're building a new home and our kids will have a jack n' jill bath that has 2 sinks and a typical shower/tub combo. I've heard of devices that can be installed that prevent the water temperature from getting too hot so they can't accidentally burn themselves. Search after search I can't find anything on such an item.

Do they exist? Where can I find them? What do they run? Can a simpleton like me install?

Thanks for your help in advance.

plumber Tom

05:08PM | 04/29/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Yes. They are called temperature limit stops. Moen employs them on all their new shower valves. It is in fact adjustable in the follwing way: Even though the HWheater is set to a pre-determined temp. (recommended at 120 with small children) The limit stop works so the single lever handle of the valve cannot be turned to the fully hot position. It's a great way to prevent your kids from scald burns. A decent single lever new moen valve will run you around $80 on up. The plumber can change what you have now. The only problem I can forsee is that you have a 3 handled tub and shower valve now. Other opinions welcomed, Tom

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