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    Dornbracht is made in Iserlohn Germany

    Dornbracht is made in Iserlohn Germany. Even the sub suppliers are based within 10 kilometers of the factory. I cannot say if Kohler is sourcing from China, but i can tell you that Dornbracht is not....
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    Sorry to post so late on this. I should check in...

    Sorry to post so late on this. I should check in more often. I wouldn't use the thermobalance III for a shower head/handshower application normally, but I understand you may want to be able to run...
  3. Yet it still shows Hansgrohe. I will try again.

    Yet it still shows Hansgrohe. I will try again.
  4. My signature line is wrong in the above. I have...

    My signature line is wrong in the above. I have updated it to the Dornbracht contact.
  5. Hi John, Good looking shower but I can't...

    Hi John,

    Good looking shower but I can't believe you are working on piping with the walls finished. In my experience and research PEX is equivalent to copper in regard to flow rate. There are some...
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    Thermostatic cartridge 94282000 has filter...

    Thermostatic cartridge 94282000 has filter screens on it. They need to be serviced before deciding if you will need to replace it. When a thermostatic valve starts to behave irraticaly, 95% of the...
  7. I agree with Hackney Plumbing. That is why I...

    I agree with Hackney Plumbing. That is why I drive a Dodge truck instead of a BMW. I would like to own a BMW and think they are great cars, but I know I couldn't afford the payments or maintenance...
  8. I have Dornbracht installed in my home for 17...

    I have Dornbracht installed in my home for 17 years. Two Master lav faucets and a tub filler in the Madison Series. They still look and work like new. I just keep them clean and treat them nice, and...
  9. Shower valve intermittant problem

    I would also suspect an obstruction in the piping. In my opinion it is most probable that it is somewhere in the piping near the main service line. The reason I suspect this is because both hot and...
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    Response from Hansgrohe Technical Manager

    Dear Barbham1,

    I am the Technical Service manager for Hansgrohe USA. I am aware of the conflicting instructions. We did update the instructions last year because we had the complaint of too many...
  11. I love Hansgrohe, but I work for them, so take...

    I love Hansgrohe, but I work for them, so take that for what it's worth. Hansgrohe is the original since 1901. Grohe is also good and founded by Hans Grohe's son Fredrich Grohe. I manage technical...
  12. Hi Monty, The new version 94282000 cartridge is...

    Hi Monty, The new version 94282000 cartridge is made of plastic to reduce the buildup of lime and mineral deposits which can cause the moving parts to seize up over time. Your correct that the valve...
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    Hi Pixelpixi, Please call Hansgrohe technical...

    Hi Pixelpixi,

    Please call Hansgrohe technical services at 800-334-0455 and we will be happy to help you with parts and support. Not sure why this isn't right from what I've read, but we will help...
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    Hansgrohe will discontinue ThermoBalance valves...

    Hansgrohe will discontinue ThermoBalance valves sometime in 2011 most likely. They have sold hundreds of thousands of them, and they are very good valves.

    The next generation valve is called...
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    The thermobalance 2 valve will work fine with a...

    The thermobalance 2 valve will work fine with a handshower. Not sure what HJ means unless he is refering to a diverter tub spout. Because a handshower can be positioned at variable height, it could...
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    Carlton is in the AXOR range of products. This is...

    Carlton is in the AXOR range of products. This is Hansgrohe's Lexus brand. The ThermoBalance line of valves is the Toyota version Hansgrohe line. Both are dependable, but AXOR has more performance...
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    You may be on to something. I have worked for...

    You may be on to something. I have worked for several German plumbing suppliers and also owned a service plumbing business specializing in working on and installing european plumbing. I answer...
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    Cross flow

    Your right on Terry, if the home is occupied, then you need to test, then install the cartridge from the trim set. You will need to buy the trim early in these cases.
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    4" or 8" faucet

    Because the 3 hole faucet was made to fit wide spread 8" or center set 4" spread the flanges are made to a small size to fit either application. Thicker o-rings are not the answer, plumbers putty is.
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    Strapping VS Holes in rough

    Holes in the rough may seem like the best solution, but you don't always have room for backing behind the valve. Strapping the piping is a good way to secure the valve, and to prevent the pipes from...
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    Should you buy a ThermoBalance valve?

    They are being discontinued for a new design. The ThermoBalance is a good valve, but the new one is going to be an improvement. It will also be more expensive. Look for the new ones to become...
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    ThermoBalance 3 System

    Hi Andrew,

    Yes you can share the body sprays with the shower head if you connect them to the top two outlets. The bottom outlet only runs alone so use it for the hand shower.

    Normally the body...
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    Flow valve for Hansgrohe Axor Carlton

    Hansgrohe offers several solutions to your question.

    The thermostatic valve you want to use mixes the water only, so you need flow control also. For a showerhead and handshower setup you can use...
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    Delta select

    The valve has filters that probably need to be cleaned. Ask Delta for a link to their instruction manual so you can service the unit. You may need a new thermostatic cartridge because it sounds like...
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    hansgrohe axor pull-out kitchen faucet

    The hoses are most likely threaded into the faucet. If you don't hold back on the hose when tightening them to the supply stops then you have the possibility of unscrewing them from the faucet while...
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