Please identify the valve

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by simdim, May 4, 2010.

  1. simdim

    simdim New Member

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    Location:
    michigan
    Folks,
    I have this leaky valve on the whirlpool tub, however I can not identify who made it and what is the method of removing the decorative ring (is it just pressed on or I need to unscrew it?).


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    Cheers,

    Simon
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    It probably unscrews, but it looks like you have enough of the locknut exposed so that you can remove it and the stem without removing the flange. The handle and stem look like Valley, but since they were an imitation of Delta, the two are outwardly similar. Internally, however they are "opposites", (although you can interchange them), and if you use the wrong stem, your lever handle will work backwards. Your lever handle will either point the wrong way when closed, or it will rotate in the opposite direction when you turn it on.
  3. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    I agree it looks very much like the Valley Colorburst collection, widespread lav. It comes apart as hj describes.

    My parts list is showing that there is a different cartridge depending on date of manufacture....before or after 5/26/92. Now, the AVAILABILITY of parts for old Valleys is a whole different proposition, but some of it is still around. My parts book dates from '94. At that time Valley was a subsidiary of US Brass, and as Rambo said..."they're all gone"!!!
    Last edited: May 5, 2010
  4. simdim

    simdim New Member

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    Location:
    michigan
    Thanks a lot for the replies. I guess the only way to say for sure is to pull the cartridge... Since I could not put a socket on the lock nut - the flange is too high, is there a special tool to unscrew the flange without stripping chrome?
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Location:
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    There appears to be more than enough of the locknut projecting above the flange to grab it with a pair of pliers and unscrew it. It is NOT very tight because all it does is keep the stem in place, it is NOT keeping anything from leaking.
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