Identify tub faucet valve

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  1. zazzarino

    zazzarino New Member

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    My tub faucet leaks and needs replacing. Can someone identify the stem shown in the attached photo? I'll probably call a plumber to do the work, but I'm interested in knowing the answer. The tub has hot - diverter - cold handles, at least 23 years old.

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  2. Mike Swearingen

    Mike Swearingen New Member

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    The valves probably only need new washers and o-rings. You don't necessarily need to replace them.
    Good Luck!
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  4. Redwood

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    If you do decide instead to replace the valve, you must bring it up to current anti-scald requirements and there are few, if any, 3-handle systems without doing special things in the wall with the plumbing. They do make special trim plates to cover a bigger hole.
     
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    faucet

    Crane also used a trim ring like that. A picture of the actual handle, orthe entire stem, might help more, since flanges tend to be somewhat generic, and that portion of the stem tells us nothing about it.
     
  7. Verdeboy

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    If water is leaking via the spout, follow these instructions:

    1. Determine whether it is hot or cold water that is leaking.
    2. turn off the water to the faucet.
    3. unscrew the trim flange and sleeve
    4. unscrew the valve stem using plumbing sockets (see pic)
    5. replace the bibb washer (the washer on the bottom of the valve stem)

    If water is leaking from the packing nut, simply tighten the packing nut with the appropriate socket.
     

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