Originally Posted by Caduceus
I'm not in New York, but when you say it is against code, do you know why? Maybe it is against code unless the three handle valve is also installed with a tempering valve.
The reason why I say this is because the same is true in my area. Any replacement or update of plumbing valves/fixtures that are tubs, showers or body sprays must have a tempering valve to limit the water temperature as a safety against scalding.
A 3 handle is fine as long as the hot feed is tempered not to exceed 120 degrees F.
Is this work being done by a plumber? If so, he/she should know the answer.
Yup the work is being done by a plumber but I need to order the faucets before the job starts because I want sets without the diverter on the spout (just don't like that) and they are not stocked at Lowes and Home Depot.
The plumber's a sub so it's a little bit of a pain to get a question answered by him before he starts. A lady at Blackman, which is a large plumbing and bath fixture store around here, told me that they have been against code for 30 years due to scalding, but I see they are still sold in many places and I'm not sure whether the new ones have an anti-scald built in or whether they are just being sold as replacements and maybe you're allowed to use them if you already have one existing.