How do I find out what brand my shower cartridge is?

Easiest of all is when it says the brand name right on the faucet face. But you should also look at the bottom of the faucet, on the handles or on the round plate behind the handles. If you find a brand name, go to the manufacturer’s website and call the contact number for assistance.

How do I identify my bathtub faucet brand?

Quote from Youtube video: Another quick tip is to look underneath the sink because sometimes you might be able to find a label that's attached to a supply line that will tell you the manufacturer.

How do I know what faucet cartridge I need?

Use a caliper or ruler and measure the cartridge. Do this by measuring from the base to the tip (from seat to splines). Pay attention to the length tier of your cartridge (Lengths range from 1–12).

How do I know what kind of shower valve I have?

Count the Number of Shower Faucet Handles

Often, the type of shower faucet and handle(s) will indicate what kind of shower valve is behind it. Zero handles may imply a shower panel faucet with buttons to control water flow and temperature.

How do I identify a faucet stem?

  1. It is easiest for us to identify your stem or handle needs by measuring your stem from the left where the washer is attached to the right where the handle fits on the knurled end (The Broached end).
  2. Broached ends are unique by manufacturer and is critical when identifying your stem or cartridge.
  3. Is a shower valve the same as a cartridge?

    About Shower Cartridges

    Cartridges comprise an advanced type of faucet-stem valve assembly. Conventional shower stem valves consist of a metal body concealed behind the shower stall’s wall.

    How do I find the manufacturer of my bathroom faucet?

    The most obvious and quickest solution is to look for a logo — the manufacturer’s symbol — that identifies its faucets. Each manufacturer has a distinctive logo that sometimes appears on the escutcheon — the plate beneath the faucet — the body of the faucet, the spout itself or somewhere on the handle.

    Are shower cartridges universal?

    Cartridges aren’t interchangeable among different faucets, so if you decide you need a replacement, you need to know its part number so you can order it from your plumbing supplier or online. That number is usually available on the manufacturer’s website in the online version of the owner’s manual for your faucet.

    Are all Delta cartridges the same?

    Delta Trim Kits are arranged into different series based on the Cartridge they include.

    Do you have to replace valve when replacing shower faucet?

    The first issue to look for is if there are any leaks in the valve when you turn on the water. If there are drips, that’s a good indication that you should think about replacing the valve. Because, not only are you wasting water, but water that leaks behind the wall can cause rot as well as mold and mildew growth.

    Are all shower diverters the same?

    There are three different types of shower diverters:

    After you find the right combination of hot and cold water, you turn the third handle clockwise to send the water to the showerhead. When you’re done showering, turn the handle counter-clockwise to redirect the water to the tub.

    How do I know if my shower cartridge is bad?

    There are a few ways to tell if your shower cartridge has gone bad:

    1. Dripping or running water when you turn your shower off (most common)
    2. Difficulty turning the shower handle, which worsens over time.
    3. Shower handle gets stuck or “slips” and doesn’t turn on the water.

    How long do shower faucet cartridges last?

    Most faucets typically last for 15 to twenty years. The way we keep them depends on their real life-span.

    How much does it cost to replace shower cartridge?

    The cost to replace a shower cartridge is $100 to $350. A faucet cartridge costs $10 to $80, depending on the brand, material, and valve type. Plumbers charge $90 to $270 in labor to replace a shower cartridge.

    Shower cartridge replacement cost.

    National average cost $210
    Average cost range $100 to $350

    How long do Moen shower cartridges last?

    20 to 30 years

    The system has expensive cartridges, they cost about $30 (2014) to replace, but they last a long time — 20 to 30 years. It’s not a bad deal, and unlike modern ceramic faucets, Moen still makes the same part to put into valve bodies made 40 years ago!

    How do I identify my Moen shower cartridge?

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    Quote from Youtube video: Simply by going to your faucet years ago go into your faucet. And pull them pulling. On your cartridge if the handle pulls out it's a 12 25 cartridge.

    Why do Moen cartridges leak?

    Your faucet may contain a ceramic, brass, or rubber seat that is meant to form a seal at the bottom of the cartridge opening. The seat can become damaged with use so that it no longer fits correctly into the hole in the cartridge, which allows water to leak. The O-ring may also become cracked and cause a leak.