How do I know what shower cartridge I have?

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Quote from Youtube video: Once those screws are out you should be able to just pull this plate. Off and then you can look behind the plate to see if there's a sticker in here that has the manufacturer.

How do I identify my faucet cartridge?

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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 kind of tub 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.

Are all tub cartridges the same?

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 shower rough in valves universal?

Yes! Shower rough in valves without stops are by far the most common. They work absolutely as well in every way.

What is the difference between Moen 1222 and 1225?

The biggest difference between the Moen 1222 vs 1225 cartridges is how the shower valve handle turns the water on. Shower valves with the Moen 1225 cartridge are turned on by pulling the handle out and then adjusting the temperature by turning the handle to the left or right for hot or cold water.

How do you match faucet stems?

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Quote from Youtube video: The splines hold the handle in place so that when you turn the handle on the stem is opened each manufacturer uses the same number of splines on each of their stems.

Are hot and cold faucet cartridges different?

A hot cartridge opens or turns on the water by moving in the counter-clockwise direction. A cold cartridge opens or turns on the water by moving in the clockwise direction.

How do I find the manufacturer of my bathtub?

Model Number Location Overview

  1. For soaking baths, whirlpools, and air baths (BubbleMassage™), the model number with manufacturing date or the serial number are the best methods for identifying the product.
  2. The model number and serial number are printed on a white or silver label.

What is the difference between the Delta 14 and 17 series?

The 13, 14, and 17 Series showers all use Monitor® pressure balancing valves for safety. The 17 Series has the added feature of a volume control, while the 13 and 14 series offer temperature control only. Many Delta series are also available in a 17T. The 17T Series uses TempAssure® thermostatic controlled valves.

Can you mix and match shower parts?

Shower Trim

You can coordinate the same style and finish across all components, trim and fittings, as well as faucets and accessories, or you can mix and match.

What are the different types of shower valves?

In a nutshell, there are three different types of shower valves on the market: pressure balancing shower valve, thermostatic shower valve and diverter shower valve.

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.

Can I replace a shower faucet without replacing the valve?

Change out tub/shower control handles and spouts to achieve a brand new look, without redoing the valve plumbing. Use a simple replacement kit.

How do you replace a shower faucet cartridge?

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Quote from Youtube video: Slide off the handle assembly which contains the rotational limit stop now remove the trim sleeve. Inside the valve you will see the cartridge assembly which is held in place by the bonnet nut.

How do I know if I need a new shower valve?

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.

How do I replace a bathtub valve?

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Quote from Youtube video: Step 1 turn off the water to the bathtub. And shower at the shutoff valve let any remaining water flow out of the faucet. Step 2 remove the cap and screw from the faucet handle using a screwdriver.

How do you replace a two handle bathtub faucet cartridge?

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Quote from Youtube video: If you have a plastic stem unscrew the retainer nut and pull out the stem. If you have a brass stem remove the stem by using a wrench and rotating it counterclockwise. Until it threads out entirely.

How do I know which Moen cartridge for my shower?

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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.