Cartridge / Stem for a shower faucet help please

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by SuperNateinMS, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. SuperNateinMS

    SuperNateinMS New Member

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    Hello everyone, I am new to the site and hope this is the correct place to ask about this. I recently purchased a home and promptly broke the handles off my shower faucet. I have contacted a couple manufacturers but they all say that it is no stem of theirs. I took the faucet apart and snapped some pictures to see if anyone could help me. The darker gray metal piece on the end is just an universal handle adapter and does not actually belong on their.

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    Please let me know if you need another picture or if its maybe a lost cause. I would replace the entire thing but it is a one piece tub/shower surround. If I were to go in from the back I have to tear up the kitchen wall. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
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  2. Smooky

    Smooky Member

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  3. dj2

    dj2 Member

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    An easier way is to take what you have to a plumbing supply store.
  4. SuperNateinMS

    SuperNateinMS New Member

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    Thank you guys, I think I will take it somewhere. I took a look at you picture Smooky but Delta was one of the companies that told me to go fly a kite. I took the parts to Home Depot, Lowes, and and Ace hardware but they all said they couldn't help. I will take it apart this weekend and go to an actually plumbing place, they may be able to help me more. Until then I guess I'll just invest in some cheap vice grips to leave on them and call it "handyman chic"!
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