Identify tub faucet valve

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by zazzarino, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. zazzarino

    zazzarino New Member

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

    Redwood Master Plumber

    Last edited: Dec 11, 2008
  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    New England
    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.
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Cave Creek, Arizona

    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.
  6. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

    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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  7. Gerber or Price Pfister.

    Let us know what it was, soon.
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