No water pressure in one tub, rest of house fine

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by lbet, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. lbet

    lbet New Member

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    I recently noticed I have no water pressure in one tub/shower in my house. The water never turns on. The remainder of the house is fine. What is going on?
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    What age?
    What brand?
    What kind of pipe leading to the valve?
  3. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    I'm gonna go with answer #1 for $500.00 Alex What is a stuck cartridge.
  4. lbet

    lbet New Member

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    The faucet is a Moen, I'm not sure about the pipes. The house is about 14 years old although I've only lived in it about 1 year - so I'm just assuming the pipes and faucet are 14 years old. We rarely use this bathtub/shower.
  5. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Do you pull it out to turn it on, or, do you turn it to turn it on?
  6. patrick88

    patrick88 Plumber

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    LOL


    I am thinking stem is gunked up and just needs to be replaced.
    I have replaced a few moen stems because of this.
  7. lbet

    lbet New Member

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    you have to turn it to turn on
  8. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    That would be a Moen Positemp valve then.
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