Just bought a new Delta 2-valve unit for the shower stall I'm putting
in the basement. I notice that there is no way of mounting it solidly.
There are two chrome screw-in eschucheons (sp?) that hold the front
handles to the wall, but behind the wall, the unit seems to be made to
just "hang" in empty space suspended only by the two feed lines, which
in my case come from up above.
Seems like poor engineering to me. When I opened up the package, I was
hoping to find that the main valve had some holes tapped in the
backside so that I could put a wooden support board directly behind it
and screw it to that for solidity.
As it is, it looks like I will just have to make sure that the feed
lines are strong and anchored, and maybe use some nylon ties to hold
the valve to an iron bar or something like that.
Fortunately, the entire backside of the stall is open to me so if
anybody has a better way of doing this, please let me know. Or, am I
Very surprised if there isn't some sort of hole in the valve assemble that
you would run screws thru into a backing board put between the studs. If
not. then put a 2x4 an inch or so above and below the valve and use pipe
strap to secure it snug.
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