New Moen 1225 already leaking??

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by steve65, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. steve65

    steve65 New Member

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    One of the guys from the John Bridge forum recommended this site to me. I just finished a full bath remodel and instead of replacing the whole valve, I only replaced the cartridge (don't pour salt on the wound, I already regret the decision but I followed some bad advice...). I put in the new brass cartridge and now the shower head leaks. At first it only leaked approx once per hour, but after a week of use, I have a steady drip. I can replace the cartridge again if need be, but I want to make sure that is the probem before I go that route. When I installed the new one, I rubbed a bit of soap on the o rings so it would slide in a little easier, not sure if this was a good idea or not. Any opinions on this, or any tricks I should be aware of? Also, what is the difference between the 1200 and the 1225 as they seem to be interchangeable. Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. krow

    krow Plumber

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    You should have used the silicone grease from moen . Replace the cartridge with a new plastic one. Call moen and explain your dilema and they should send you a new cartridge with-in 3 working days , .......... Free of charge
     
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  4. steve65

    steve65 New Member

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    So the soap was my issue? I'll just go buy another one at this point simply because I want this over and done with. But you recommend one of the plastic ones over the brass version?
     
  5. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

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    I do as they have worked fine for me .Remember silicon lube only.
     
  6. Sandpiper Plumbing

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    Use a GENUINE Moen cartridge, not some aftermarket Danco junk.
     
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    Moen Strikes Again!
     
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    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    I use the brass ones unless it has the plastic one, but only because the distributor will guarantee/exchange the plastic ones.
     
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    Dunbar Plumbing Master Plumber

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    This is a sad day in MOENville.

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  10. steve65

    steve65 New Member

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    I'll swap it out this afternoon and we'll see if it works.
     
  11. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

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    1225 should work MOEN part.

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