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How do kohler gp500520 balancing valve and gp71969 mixer work? and how to install them? wakaidaikon@yahoo.com

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SOURCE: kohler shower valve trim on temptrol mixing valve

all mixing valves are the same if you have one in you can change the guts or you can install a new one in a different location i have allways installed them at the hot water heater it makes things easy to service or replace

Posted on May 23, 2012

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