Good choice for replacement diverter-yoke for this shower?

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Ars Glonalin

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Hi all,

I'm replacing the plumbing for this shower.
One of the valves developed a leak when running
that showed up in the ceiling on the first floor.

i think this plumbing is original to the house which was
built mid-1970's. The valves look and feel worn out,
the plastic handles sre hazed and dated, so it's time for
a new yoke, diverter, spout, and trim.

--looking for recommendations for the yoke (mixer+diverter). --
Does the trim typically match any valve or is it best to get all the same brand?

Is one brand a better choice than another: Kohler, PricePfister, Grohë, Hansgrohë, the list probably goes on and on

I don't want to disturb the tile if I can help it, and there's access on the back of the partition wall - I'll cut the sheetrock to make access. There are no shutoffs and no access panel, so that's job #1.A4E43D4F-B7A8-4E06-B07C-0A00C0BBC2F2.jpeg
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I'd rather spend what it takes to get good stuff, but not doing anything real fancy - may put a vertical rail for the hand-held showerhead....
 

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Thanks y'all. Looking at various shower sytems now.

If I can find one with a wide enough back it might install over the cutouts for the current valves. But I still have to install shutoff valves as the house wad built without any.
 

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Your existing valves look like Kohler. You could get all new parts and most likely metal handles.
 

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Some companies sell a wide oval or wide diamond shaped remodeling trim that will fit their newer single handle valves, but will cover up the old tile holes.

You would still need to cut a bigger hole in the middle, I like to use Rotozip with a tile bit, even though the brittle bits will break pretty often.

There is very little vibration, so the surrounding tiles don’t get loose or cracked.
 

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Some companies sell a wide oval or wide diamond shaped remodeling trim that will fit their newer single handle valves, but will cover up the old tile holes.
Delta used to have a retail kit for that conversion. Last time I saw one was....... a long time ago. Still, that would be fast & clean solution.

Here's one - 9 inches wide, if that's enough to cover existing holes? LINK

Otherwise, given that what you have is standard 4-1/4 inch tiles; You could remove a square, rectangle, or pattern of tiles, change the valve, and install new tiles in ? a contrasting color ? ((Trying to match color is virtually impossible.))
 
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The remodel plate is 9” top to bottom.

That’s 4.5 “ from the center of a valve to the edge of the remodel plate, if you cheat the hole a little you can get a little more.


The spout would have to be moved lower.

If it worked the spout would be near the rim of the tub. Might work though.
 

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I believe this is the rebuild kit for your valve.
I would need better pics from you to be 100%

This might be an option you’re interested in rather than replacing the valve.

 

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Delta used to have a retail kit for that conversion. Last time I saw one was....... a long time ago. Still, that would be fast & clean solution.

Here's one - 9 inches wide, if that's enough to cover existing holes? LINK

Otherwise, given that what you have is standard 4-1/4 inch tiles; You could remove a square, rectangle, or pattern of tiles, change the valve, and install new tiles in ? a contrasting color ? ((Trying to match color is virtually impossible.))
MOEN makes one as well
 

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Whoops... The manufacturer says:
The plate is 8 1/8" tall and 13" wide. The center hole is 5 1/8" in diameter and the screws are 9" apart.
 
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