crane mixing valve

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by sshakkour, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. sshakkour

    sshakkour New Member

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    greetings

    after looking on the net for the valve i have in the shower i am almost sure i have a crane pre-war mixing valve , and i have a dripping leak ; i did remove the stem and removed the packing nut which was hard to put back because of the spring in it ;but really i do not know what i should be looking for to replace or to stop the leak. please help

    thanks

    sshakkour
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Does the stem have a washer on the end? If so, take the screw out and install a new washer. Then, take a close look at the part where that washer seats...funny thing, it's called the seat. If that isn't smooth, you should replace that. You need a special (inexpensive) tool to remove it. If the stem itself is all worn out, you might be able to find a replacement for it...the easiest way is to take it with you to a good plumbing store. In the end, it might be time to replace the thing with a new valve...over 50-years is a long time...
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    valve

    How about a picture. Most valves do not have springs on them, and once you remove the stem there is seldom a need to remove the packing nut.
  4. sshakkour

    sshakkour New Member

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    pictures

    these are the pictures

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    hope this will help ; sorry it took me some time to figure out this .

    thanks

    sshakkour
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