Need help identifying an American Standard two handle shower cartridge

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by steelpeart, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. steelpeart

    steelpeart New Member

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    I have a poor seat on an older (1980's) American Standard 2-handle shower and need to find the replacement cartridge. I'm attaching pictures but there are no visible numbers on this type. It would be good if I could just replace the cartridges and the handles.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

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    As you can see, the seat on this cartridge is worn.
  2. Smooky

    Smooky Member

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  3. Chris Enslow

    Chris Enslow New Member

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    Smooky - thank you (yes, I'm SteelPeart)
  4. robert13084

    robert13084 New Member

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    Its an american standard aquaseal. I recommend replacing the whole stem but you can get the black gasket as well. Home depot should stock the stem.
  5. asktom

    asktom Member

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    I think it is a "Cadet", not an "Aqua Seal" - the washer is smaller. You should also change the seat. The OEM# for the stem is 44261-07. The seat is 13274-04 and the size is 7/16" X 24 thread and it is 1 3/16" tall.
  6. steelpeart

    steelpeart New Member

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    Yes, you are exactly right and over this past weekend, this Cadet unit has taken me down the road to ruin. One plumbing supply store carries these and they are not open until Monday. Although I had replaced the worn cartridges I am now in the position to have to replace the seats as well.

    I've been directed to a local plumbing supply store who supposedly carries an improved cartridge/seat combo for this particular 2 knob shower set.

    At current time, the shower is leaking at an alarming rate.
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