Thermostatic control without tearing out wall


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Old 03-06-17, 11:27 AM
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Question Thermostatic control without tearing out wall

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I have an older home (1974) and I am in the process of remodeling one of the bathtubs. After I put the cement board up, I realized I would like to make it so I don't get burned when the toilet is flushed. I am wondering if there is a way to install some form of thermostatic control, without having to pull down the wall and put in a new valve. It is a Moen single handle faucet and I do have a small cutout to work with.

I have already started tiling the other walls, so if there is any way to accomplish this without pulling anything down, that would me preferable.

Thanks!

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Old 03-07-17, 10:14 AM
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I don't know of any external thermostatic valve. I would have replaced the whole shower valve/diverter to not have to worry about an aging cartridge. But I'm not sure of any fix without removing at least that section of cement board and replacing the valve body.

Maybe others will have a suggestion?
 
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Old 03-07-17, 12:16 PM
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Thank you for your advice! I am completely plumbing illiterate, but I think I will have to just replace the valve. I was hoping that I could just replace the cartridge, but I now don't believe that is how it works.
 
 

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