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I have an existing alcove tub which is a cast iron tub and a shower. I want to install a wall mount 2 handled faucet with handheld shower but also keep the existing shower. Can I just have a shower control valve to existing copper pipe in the wall to control shower flow when the tub faucet is moved to the tub fill and mixing the water for temp before turning on the handle to the shower?

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You can install a single handle transfer valve to control where the water goes. You can't install a 2 handle valve in most locales they are illegal for a shower. It has to be a single hande pressure balancing valve so a transfer valve is the best option if you curently have a pressure balancing valve.

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