How do I identify my faucet cartridge?

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 kitchen faucet cartridge?

Let’s look at how to do it now.

  1. Find the logo. The first and easiest way to find out the brand of your kitchen faucet will be if you can locate the logo somewhere on it. …
  2. Find a model number. …
  3. Count the splines on the broach and measure the stem. …
  4. Distinguishing features. …
  5. Use a broach gauge.

Are faucet cartridges interchangeable?

There are manual, metering, and self-closing cartridges, depending upon your faucet type. Lots of cartridges are interchangeable, but not all, so be sure to confirm recommendations.

What type of faucet stem do I have?

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). Broached ends are unique by manufacturer and is critical when identifying your stem or cartridge.

How do I identify my Moen kitchen faucet cartridge?

Exact model numbers can be found on your box or on your instruction sheet. If unavailable, you may find the general family series number on the back of the spout (non pullout).

How do I find my Moen cartridge number?

If not the series number can be usually be found on the underside of the faucet or on the decorative escutcheon ring that goes around it. The second way to identify your Moen valve cartridge is to remove the old one. You will do this by first shutting off the hot and cold water feed to your shower.

How do I identify my faucet stem brand?

If you can’t find an identifying model number or manufacturer’s name on the faucet itself, you can identify the manufacturer if you remove the handle and the faucet stem and count the number of splines on its broach and measure the length of the stem. Chicago faucets for example, use a square broach without teeth.

How do you match faucet stems?

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Quote from Youtube video: If your stem does not have pointed ridges and it has flat or rounded sides. Then enter zero into the stem pipe.

How do I know which shower cartridge to buy?

Check behind the shower handle at the center of the trim plate to find the manufacturer’s symbol or brand name. “K” is for Kohler, “M” for Moen while Price Pfister, Delta, and American Standard have their full names on the faucet. You can also use the cartridge length to find the brand name.

Are shower valve 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.

How do I know what kind of bathroom faucet I have?

Three types of bathroom faucets are likely to have a single handle: the ball, disc and single handle cartridge types. You can tell if you have a ball type if the handle rotates, wiggles and coasts in any direction like a joystick on what looks like a ball set into the top of the faucet.

What is the difference between a Moen 1222 and 1225 cartridge?

The main difference between the Moen 1222 and 1225 cartridges is that faucets with the 1225 cartridge have water volume control while faucets with the1225 cartridge don’t.

Can you use Moen 1225 instead of 1222?

While the Moen 1200 and the Moen 1225 cartridges are interchangeable, the Moen 1222 Posi Temp cartridge is absolutely not interchangeable with the Moen 1225 or 1200. In fact, there isn’t any part that is interchangeable between the Moen 1222 vs 1225 replacement parts.

Is there a difference between Moen 1222 and 1222B?

There is absolutely NO difference between the Moen 1222 vs 1222B replacement cartridges. They are both the replacement part cartridge for the Posi Temp Moen shower valve. They are made from the same parts, the only difference is their packaging and model number. The “B” in the 1222B model number stands for Bulk.

What’s the difference between a Moen 1225 and 1225b cartridge?

Q:What is the difference between 1225 B cartridge and 1225 ? A: According to Moen, they are the same cartridge. There used to be a difference in the packaging (bulk pack vs retail pack), but the packaging is even the same now.

Are Moen 1225 and 1225b interchangeable?

In 1225b the “b” is the bulk packaging. Only the packaging is different. 1225 has a plastic shell and 1220 has a brass, all metal shell. 1220, 1225 and 1225b are all interchangeable.

What Moen valve do I have?

Look closely at the handle buttons that were attached to the shower valve. Typically, “Moen” will be written in the middle of the “Hot” and “Cold” buttons. If you do not see this, the handle buttons have been replaced, or the “Hot/Cold” button is a lever (wall escutcheon).