Waterworks, Sigma, Can't identify faulty shower mixing valve?

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  1. johnsas

    johnsas New Member

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    My shower valve is faulty (can not increase water temp) but the only marking on it are;

    TX1 REN 04708??

    Any help appreciated!!
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2012
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    I think that says 04/08, which could be a manufacturing date. The only thing your picture tells us is that it has a square shank using a rotary motion, and "maybe" has a thread to hold that brass plate on. We need a picture of what is under the brass plate, and maybe also the piece inside the valve.
  3. Hackney plumbing

    Hackney plumbing Homeowner

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    Its a Watts Industries Uk Ultramix.
  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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  5. Hackney plumbing

    Hackney plumbing Homeowner

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  6. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    are you selling that software? you could make a bundle!
  7. Hackney plumbing

    Hackney plumbing Homeowner

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    LOL I was just "messin with the MoD"

    I googled it. I just typed in tx1 shower faucet and scanned through the results until I found one that applied to what we are doing here.

    Wouldn't it be nice to have a program like that tho? It would be great. I have alot of old faucet books,etc etc

    Supply houses usually will give their old books to you.....just ask befo they throw them away.
  8. johnsas

    johnsas New Member

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    Hey thanks all!!!

    I did try to get the front plate off but as it would not come away easily i did not try to force it.
    Does this type have a replaceable cartridge??

    Thanks Hackney Plumbing! interesting name for one based in Fl? And a winged Pegasus by any chance?
  9. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    red winged Pegasus equals Socony Mobil
  10. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    That is a European valve. Good luck getting parts. It was probably installed by a builder and chosen by a foo-foo designer who had no regards for future issues. The building contractor may know who the distributor is....check with them.
  11. johnsas

    johnsas New Member

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    Builder has long since ridden into the sunset!!!!
    Am I right in thinking that the front plate should come off?? (ie to remove the cartridge)
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  12. johnsas

    johnsas New Member

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    thanks all!

    Job done!!

    My existing and new one ordered.
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