American Standard Push-Pull Shower Valve

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Terry, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    American Standard made a Push-Pull Shower Valve in the 60's
    For years my parents had one of these in their home, and sometimes I see them on jobs. It's hard to find out much about them, so here are some pictures of a valve I removed and replaced.

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    You basic American Standard Push-Pull shower valve

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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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  3. Terry

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    I wound up replacing with a Moen Posi-Temp and 1920 remodel plate and TL182 trim. Access to the wall behind was going to be very tough.

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    Shown with a Delta RP17453 tub spout will "pull-down" diverter.
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  4. asktom

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    Eventually the hole in the valve body where the guide post (#28) goes wears larger and things get sloppy. At that point the valve is trash because the cam & shaft (#26) won't engage the stem (#22) correctly. Until that point I have had good success rebuilding them. Their day is about done, however.
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    The round handle must have be an aftermarket replacement, because the tub, shower, and lav faucets all had the "T" handle. I saw a Moen display yesterday which had an elongated trim escutcheon so you did not need the "remodel plate.
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  7. Jody J

    Jody J New Member

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    can you tell me if there are any trim kits that would work with this valve. Shower redo on the cheap, the valve is working fine but needs a cosmetic makeover.
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  8. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    No. I don't think anything has been made for that valve in forty years.
  9. Jody J

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    thanks for answering me.....so theres no way a moen rothbury push pull would work on that then correct?...what about the universal Delta or Pfister trim kit?? I havent found any that are volume and temp as of yet though
  10. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Well..........you don't use a Chevy waterpump with a Ford engine.

    If you look farther up, that's one of the reasons we removed it. It was no longer working well, and we can't get parts anymore.
    Other brands are incompatible with it.
    There is no interchange between the brands.
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  12. eladolag

    eladolag In the Trades

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    I bought and installed the AME N-1030 rebuild kit including the shaft. Before and after water comes out from the handle when it is pulled to the on position. Why is there a hole running thru the entire shaft from end to end and how is water not supposed to come out thru it? Thanks
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