Kohler K-304-K-NA Rite-Temp 1/2 Inch Pressure-Balancing Valve

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Technical Specs

Specification Sheet
Installation Guide
Inlet/Outlet Size .5
Pressure Balanced Yes
Scald Guard Yes

Rite-Temp(R) 1/2 Inch Pressure-Balancing Valve

This Rite-Temp pressure-balancing valve works behind the scenes to prevent scalding and freezing for a safe, comfortable water supply. The valve features a high-temperature limit stop and an optimal comfort zone, so you can set a maximum high and then find and maintain your desired water temperature. Additionally, the unit has a diaphragm design that virtually eliminates freeze-ups from contamination and water debris. Universal NPT and direct sweat connections need no additional parts for installation.

  • Back-to-back installation is ideal for unique or high-volume jobs
  • Large internal ports allow quick bath filling
  • Flow Rate 6 Gpm at 45 PSI

Additional Kohler Links

Our SKU: K-304-K

This product is listed under the following manufacturer number(s):

  • NA
    K-304-K-NA

*Denotes a finish or option that has been discontinued

7 Questions from the Community

  • The Kohler K-304-K is compatible with any Kohler tub and shower trim, actually. if you do a general search for Kohler tub and shower, any of those trims will work.

    which kohler shower and tub faucet and spouts is this compatible with?

    A. The Kohler K-304-K is compatible with any Kohler tub and shower trim, actually. if you do a general search for Kohler tub and shower, any of those trims will work.

  • The Kohler K-304-K is only designed for one outlet. You will need a diverter to use a shower head and a hand shower.

    Can I put a showerhead on one outlet and a handshower on the other?

    A. The Kohler K-304-K is only designed for one outlet. You will need a diverter to use a shower head and a hand shower.

  • The Kohler K-304-K can function for shower only applications.

    Can this valve be configured for shower only without the use of the tub spout?

    A. The Kohler K-304-K can function for shower only applications.

  • The Kohler K-304-K pumps out 6 gallons per minute with 45 psi pressure.

    How much water does this value deliver per minute?

    A. The Kohler K-304-K pumps out 6 gallons per minute with 45 psi pressure.

  • The Kohler K-304-K will turn the water on and off and control the temperature. The volume will be controlled by a different valve.

    Does this control temp and pressure?

    A. The Kohler K-304-K will turn the water on and off and control the temperature. The volume will be controlled by a different valve.

  • The Kohler K-304-K is compatible with the K-10276-4-CP.

    Is this compatible with the Forte trim kit (T 10276-4-CP)?

    A. The Kohler K-304-K is compatible with the K-10276-4-CP.

  • The Kohler K-304-K and K-304-KS are mostly the same rough-in, however the K-304-KS has screwdriver stops which allow you to turn water off to just your shower for maintenance.

    What is the difference between K-304-K and K-304-KS?

    A. The Kohler K-304-K and K-304-KS are mostly the same rough-in, however the K-304-KS has screwdriver stops which allow you to turn water off to just your shower for maintenance.

Product Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from too limiting on the hot water I'm not sure if this is a valve or shower faucet problem- but the combo of this valve and the Kohler shower faucet/head that I bought means I never get enough hot water - forget two people taking consecutive showers. I'm not talking long showers really. The installer had set the faucet to the factory default for the scald-guard and we got no hot water. He set it to the maximum allowed and we're now able to get hot water but it seems to run out fast. Pressure is ok but if you like strong pressure don't get this valve.
Date published: 2012-02-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Low pressure....water not hot enough for me While I love the look of the new oil rubbed bronze Kohler shower head, I feel this valve limits the water pressure and the water temp too much. I guess it keeps from scaulding you, but I just never quite feel like the water is hot enough now that we installed this new shower head with this valve. Our old shower head had more pressure and got much hotter, which is more to my liking. But.....looks great.
Date published: 2011-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use and install. Pretty basic valve. This is a great easy to use valve. It works. It's simple. It delivers great water pressure. When I purchased it, I wasn't aware that this valve only controlled temperature. The water pressure stays constant, full on, all the time. Knowing this, I probably would have spent a little more money and purchased a valve that controlled temp and pressure.
Date published: 2009-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works smoothly; Could use more pressure This was installed with our new shower and provides reliable functionality. I have noticed that the water pressure in our shower is somewhat lower than with the previous; this could be due to new pipes, but I have wondered whether the valve restricts the pressure to the shower head.
Date published: 2009-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's Kohler...enough said It's Kohler...enough said. I've been satisfied with everything Kohler.
Date published: 2014-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kohler Pressure Balancing Valve Far better water distribution head than the 35 year old Delta it replaced. The On/Off handle is a bit confusing as it operates backward from any standard faucet.
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kohler K-304-K Shower Valve Ordered quickly because having no shower is no fun. Paid extra for fast shipping, but was surprised that it arrived in less than 2 days. Plumber installed it the very next day and life returned to normal. Very pleased with both the appearance and function. Appears to be of high quality material. Smooth and precise in operation. Altogether I am very happy with this product and feel fortunate to have stumbled upon FaucetDirect. I hope I do not have further plumbing adventures, but I now know where to look for parts needed.
Date published: 2014-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The whole set up looks great. The plumbers have just finished the installation. Looks clean and sleek.
Date published: 2014-07-22

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Kohler Rite-Temp Collection

The Kohler Rite-Temp makes your showering experience perfectly comfortable. The times when you got burned by turning the knob a fraction of an inch are over. You can set a temperature maximum and an optimal comfort zone. This series of pressure balancing valves is the undercover reason that your shower is so amazing.

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Warranty Info

Kohler Lifetime Limited Warranty Kohler Co. warrants its faucets to be leak and drip free during normal residential use for as long as the original purchaser owns his/her home.* If the faucet should leak or drip during normal use, Kohler will, free of charge, mail to the purchaser the cartridge necessary to put the faucet in good working condition. Kohler also warrants all other aspects of the faucet, except gold finish, to be free of defects in material and workmanship during normal residential use for as long as the original purchaser owns his/her own home. If a defect is found in normal residential use, Kohler Co. will (at its election) repair, provide a replacement part or product, or make appropriate adjustment. Damage to a product caused by accident, misuse, or abuse is not covered by this warranty. Proof of purchase (original sales receipt) must be provided to Kohler with all warranty claims. Kohler Co. is not responsible for labor charges, installation, or other consequential costs. In no event shall the responsibility of Kohler exceed the purchase price of the faucet. To obtain warranty service, contact Kohler Co. either through your Dealer or Plumbing Contractor or by calling 1-800-4-KOHLER or by writing: Kohler Co., Attn.: Customer Service Dept. Kohler, WI 53044, USA Please be sure to proide all pertinent information regarding your claim, including a complete description of the problem, the product, model number, color, finish, and the date the product was purchased. Also include the name of your contractor or distributor and your original invoice. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, KOHLER DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING THAT OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE . KOHLER CO. ALSO DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow limitations of how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of special, incidental or consequential damages, so these limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives the consumer specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state. This warranty is to the original purchaser only, and excludes product damage due to installation error, product abuse, or product misuse, whether performed by a contractor, service company, or the consumer. This is our exclusive written warranty. *Trend faucets, MasterShower Tower, gold finish, accessories, fixture related items (as designated in the Kohler Faucets Price Book), and faucets used in commercial settings continue to be covered by Kohler’s one-year limited warranty.6/98 COPYRIGHT © 1998 BY KOHLER CO. (SEE BELOW) All Kohler Plumbing Fixtures, Faucets and Fittings carry Kohler's Limited One-Year Warranty Unless Otherwise Noted. Limited One-Year Warranty Kohler® plumbing fixtures, faucets and fittings are warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship for one year from date of installation. Kohler Co. will at its election repair, replace or make appropriate adjustment where Kohler Co. inspection discloses any such defects occurring in normal usage within one year after installation. Kohler Co. is not responsible for removal or installation costs. To obtain warranty service, contact Kohler Co. either through your Dealer or Plumbing Contractor or calling 1-800-4-KOHLER or by writing: Kohler Co., Attn: Customer Service Department Kohler, Wisconsin 53044 U.S.A. IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING THAT OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE EXPRESSLY LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. KOHLER CO. DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of special, incidental or consequential damages so these limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary from state to state. This is our exclusive written warranty. Notes: There may be variation in color fidelity between catalog images and actual plumbing fixtures. Kohler Co. reserves the right to make changes in product characteristics, packaging or availability at any time with out notice. COPYRIGHT © 1989, 1990, 1997, 1998 BY KOHLER CO. Kohler Standby Generators Go to the following link to find a service center near you: http://www.kohlergenerators.com/sales-service/contact-sales
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