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    Any information on this subject would be greatly appreciated. I am getting ready to install a kohler shower system including two 54 nozzle body sprays, a 54 nozzle shower head, and a 4 tile overhead water tile. The thermostatic valve and volume control valves are 3/4" but all the fixtures have 1/2" inlets. When is the best time/place to reduce? Also when building a pressure balancing loop for the body sprays I am confused on how to "T" off to the body sprays. Best of all this is all in a 2 X 4 wall.

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    Re: Installing Kohler shower system

    Are you doing this yourself?

    What's the list of valves?

    The list of showerheads & sprays?

    J.C.

    (I might have missed it in the first post)

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    • #3
      Re: Installing Kohler shower system

      Yes I am doing this myself, unfortunately. I have a kohler thermostatic mixing valve, 3/4". I think the number is K-669. Then I have 3 volume control valves (kohler 671 I think) , one to the body sprays (kohler 8002, two of them), one to the shower head ( kohler 8022), and one to the overhead watertile (8030).

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      • #4
        Re: Installing Kohler shower system

        There are lots of variables to your layout. Almost got to be looking at it to tell you accurately. You might be better off paying a plumber to help you lay it out. Then do it yourself if you'd like.

        You'll still save money. You'll just spend a little getting a professional to help you avoid mistakes.

        My opinion.

        J.C.

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        • #5
          Re: Installing Kohler shower system

          I hope you have a SERIOUS water heater! By the way, AlGore wants to talk to you!

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          • #6
            Re: Installing Kohler shower system

            Go to Kohler.com and they have a performance showering planner , it shows the general way to pipe in most of the items that you have , and you can fit it in a 3 - 1/2 wall but it's tight . Reduce the pipe as close to the head as you can , it gives the head as much volumne as possible
            Last edited by leakfree; 02-19-2009, 08:34 PM.
            Steve in the trade since 73 doing new residential/Commercial work

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            • #7
              Re: Installing Kohler shower system

              Its going to be hard to get all that inside a 4" wall. The finish trim will give you fits. Try to get a 6" wall it will save you trouble in the end. I learned the hard way.

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