Installation Guide
Installation Guide
Two-Handle Bath/Shower Faucet
K–16213
K–16217
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Tools and Materials
Adjustable
Wrench
Assorted
Screwdrivers
Strap
Wrench
Drill
Tube Cutter
Propane
Torch
Hex
Wrench
Torque
Wrench
Thread
Sealant
Solder
Plumbers
Putty
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minutes to review this manual before you start installation. If you
encounter any installation or performance problems, please don’t
hesitate to contact us. Our phone numbers and web site are listed on
the back cover. Thanks again for choosing Kohler Company.
Before You Begin
Please read all instructions before you begin.
Observe all local plumbing and building codes.
Before installation, unpack the new faucet and inspect it for
damage. Return the faucet to the carton until you are ready to
install.
Shut off the main water supply.
Kohler Co. reserves the right to make revisions in the design of
faucets without notice, as specified in the Price Book.
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72" (182.9 cm) –
78" (198.1 cm) to
Floor (Typical)
2-1/4" (5.7 cm)
MIN.
3" (7.6 cm)
MAX.
8" (20.3 cm)
4" (10.2 cm)
Finished
Wall
Thread
Protector
Bath/Shower Installation
Valve Units
Union
Joints
72" (182.9 cm) –
78" (198.1 cm) to
Floor (Typical)
1/2" N.P.T. Pipe
or Copper Tubing
48" (122 cm) to Floor
Shower Installation
1. Install the Valve - Floor Supplies
CAUTION: Risk of product damage. Remove the thread
protectors, valve units, and aspirator before applying heat to the
yoke.
Determine the location of the support framing for the yoke,
spout, and the showerhead.
Install the support framing as needed.
The yoke has two union joints that can be used with either 1/2”
N.P.T. pipe or copper tubing.
Connect the hot and cold supplies to the yoke. They should be
2–1/4” (5.7 cm) minimum and 3” (7.6 cm) maximum from the
finished wall.
Reinstall everything that was removed before soldering.
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Ceiling
Supplies
Aspirator
Cold
Hot
Thread
Protector
Valve Unit
2. Install the Valve - Ceiling Supplies
NOTE: This section applies to ceiling installations only.
Remove the aspirator with a 3/8″ hex wrench.
Turn the yoke over so that the supplies connect from the top of
yoke.
For bath and shower installations, reinstall the aspirator at the top
of yoke. Do not overtighten.
For bath only or shower only installations, discard the aspirator.
NOTE: Reversing the yoke will reverse the direction the lever
handles close. For proper lever handle operation, reverse the valve
units.
Before removing the valves, make sure they are in the open
position.
Turn the hot valve counterclockwise and the cold valve clockwise.
Remove the thread protectors and reverse the valves.
Torque the valves to 23-30 ft. lbs. (31-40.6 Newton/m) and turn to
the closed position.
Replace the thread protectors.
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Temporary
Nipple
Elbow
1/2" N.P.T.
Copper Tubing
Adapters
1/2" N.P.T.
Copper Tubing
Temporary
Nipple
Elbow
3. Complete the Valve Installation
NOTE: This section applies to all valve installation styles.
IMPORTANT! For bath-only or shower-only installations: Remove
and discard the aspirator. Apply thread sealant to a plug and install
it into the yoke in place of the shower or bath piping.
Plumb using 1/2″ N.P.T. copper tubing, elbows, and adapters.
Use thread sealant on all threaded connections.
Secure the bath and/or shower piping to the support framing and
install temporary nipples.
Install caps on the temporary nipples.
Turn on the hot and cold water supplies, and check for leaks.
Remove the caps from the temporary nipples.
Open the valve controls and cycle the controls through their
operating range. Check for leaks.
Turn the valve control off.
If the valve has stop valves, rotate both stop adjustments fully
clockwise.
Open the valve controls. Water should not flow.
Close the valve controls, and rotate both stop adjustments fully
counterclockwise.
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Valve Stem
Screw
Skirt
Stem
Extension
Apply
plumbers
putty.
Handle
4. Install the Handles
Attach the stem extension to the valve stem with the provided
screw.
Place the skirt on the valve stem extension and turn the handle to
the closed position.
Remove the handle assembly, apply a ring of plumbers putty to
the base, and replace it with the handle situated in the desired
closed position.
Hold the handle in place and thread the skirt onto the valve until
it is firmly in place.
Repeat with second handle.
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Nipple
1/2"
(1.3 cm)
Apply
Plumbers
Putty
5. Install the Spout
Remove the temporary nipple.
Install a 1/2″ N.P.T. nipple to extend 1/2″ (1.3 cm) beyond the
finished wall.
Apply thread sealant to the nipple threads.
Apply a bead of plumbers putty or other sealant around the inlet
of the spout according to the putty manufacturer’s instructions.
Carefully tighten the spout with a clean strap wrench.
Remove all excess putty.
Flush hot and cold water through the spout for one minute.
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Elbow
Wall Flange
Shower Arm
Apply Plumbers
Putty
Setscrew
Showerhead
6. Install the Showerhead
CAUTION: Risk of product damage. To avoid plugging the
showerhead spray outlets, use thread sealant tape on the shower
arm threads. Do not use thread sealant compound (pipe dope).
Remove the temporary nipple.
Loosen the setscrew and apply a bead of plumbers putty or other
sealant around the wall flange according to putty manufacturer’s
instructions.
Slip the wall flange over the shower arm.
Place thread sealant on the shower arm threads and thread the
shower arm into the elbow.
Tighten with a clean strap wrench.
Flush out the system with the showerhead removed. Apply
thread sealant to the threads, and thread the showerhead onto the
shower arm.
Apply thread sealant to the threads, and thread the showerhead
onto the shower arm.
Press the wall flange tight against the wall and secure with the
setscrew.
7. Complete the Installation
Open the hot and cold valves and check for leaks.
Run the water for about a minute.
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Complete the Installation (cont.)
Turn the hot and cold water valves off.
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