What is the difference between a PosiTemp Æ tub and shower valve and a Moentrol Æ tub and shower valve?

While the valves do have several similarities:

• A pressure-balanced system that maintains water temperature within ±3°F (1°C)

• Built-in temperature limit stops which allow you to control how far the handle rotates, therefore, controlling the range of water temperature •Best water flow for any comparatively priced valve

•Available in a variety of connections from common ½” CC/sweat, ½” IPS-threaded; ½” PEX or CPVC

• Meets pressure-balancing safety codes.

There are a few differences to consider before making a decision:

Handle Operation – ñ how the faucet is turned-on and off.

Temperature memory – When shutting-off the faucet, the handle stays in the exact temperature position you set during use. The next time you turn-on the faucet, within a few seconds, the water temperature reaches your last temperature setting.

Volume Control – Controls the water flow rate so you get the amount of water you want at the temperature you want.

Flow Out of Unrestricted Tub Spout – the gallons per minute of water flow through the tub spout.

 

Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.moen.com/consumersupport/FAQs/ MoentrolÆ Posi-TempÆ Pull / Push Rotation Yes No Yes No 7.5 gpm 6.3 gp, page consulted Aug 3rd, 2012