Are all Moen Posi Temp valves the same?
Models that have a lever or knob that rotate only are called Posi-Temp. This “cycling valve” handle is pointed towards the 6:00 position when off, rotates to the 3:00 position for cold, 12:00 for warm and 9:00 for full hot. If this is the way your Moen valve operates, any Posi-Temp trim will fit.
What is the difference between Moen 1222 and 1222B?
There is absolutely NO difference between the Moen 1222 vs 1222B replacement cartridges. They are both the replacement part cartridge for the Posi Temp Moen shower valve. They are made from the same parts, the only difference is their packaging and model number. The “B” in the 1222B model number stands for Bulk.
What is the difference between Moen Posi Temp and Moentrol?
The PosiTemp doesn’t have Temperature Memory. The handle goes from one side to the other always going from cold to hot from the off position. The Moentrol Valve has volume control which controls the water flow rate so you get the amount of water you want at the temperature you desire.
How does the Moen Posi Temp valve work?
How the PosiTemp Faucet Works. Behind the handle of a Moen PosiTemp tub and shower faucet are built-in stops that limit how far the handle can turn. The valve is designed to balance the incoming flow of hot or cold water, even when the pressure varies due to another faucet being turned on or a toilet flushing.
What year did Moen Posi Temp come out?
The design goal is to maintain the temperature of the shower for safety and comfort reasons, even if the volume of water is reduced. This was followed by the Posi-Temp cycling valve in 1985, which uses the larger 1222 cartridge.
Is Moentrol discontinued?
Yes, Moen still manufactures Moentrol valves and trim; however, the product line will be retired at the end of 2020. Yes, Moen will still manufacture Moentrol replacement parts (See Replacement Parts ).
How do you determine which Moen valve I have?
If not the series number can be usually be found on the underside of the faucet or on the decorative escutcheon ring that goes around it. The second way to identify your Moen valve cartridge is to remove the old one. You will do this by first shutting off the hot and cold water feed to your shower.