Criteria 15 – Pressure/Temperature Control Valves


Criteria 15 – Pressure / Temperature Control Valves

“How To”

updated September 2017

How To Details

Criteria 15 – Pressure/Temperature Control Valves: Control valves are installed on all shower faucets.

Pressure control valves on a shower controls, already exist in most Canadian homes. This feature is a basic North American building code requirement. The SAFERhome guidelines are being used for renovations and new construction in areas outside Canada such as Barbados’s where they do not have the same controls and building bylaws.

Let’s look at the waste pipe under your sink. It’s normally black plastic and comes through the wall 18 inches above the floor.

By simply bringing it no higher than 14 inches from the floor now, you’ll have the ability to lower the sink and counter in the future without rebuilding the entire plumbing system.

The cost is literally nothing. The potential benefit to someone who needs or wants to sit in front of the bathroom sink is enormous.

Lowering the waste pipe to meet SAFERhome standards.