70s push/pull shower/tub faucet repair parts

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SilverFox52

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Both baths in our house are equipped with these, there are no identifying marks or features on the faucet but the tub drain covers have "Standard" on them so presume they are American Standard.

The main bath faucet leaks in certain positions so I need to rebuild or replace, would be nice if they are cartridge style but probably aren't as house was built in '71. Know they've never been repaired/replaced in the 33yrs we've lived here. Can provide picture if will help.

There are no maintenance shutoffs to either bath, so have to shut water off to the house to work on them.
 

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I Wouldnt assume the tub valve matches the drain trim . Standard meant American Standard so look up single handle american standard tub shower valves and examine to see if it matches Im assuming you posted pictures but caNT view it . try to look for valves about the year yours were made
 

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Not too many push/pull faucet manufactures out there. Moen is the most common. And agree, a pic of the handle and cover plate are helpful in identifying the specific valve in the wall.
 

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Here's the faucet...

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We're planning to remodel the other bath this spring to a walk in shower, naturally, that one isn't leaking yet.
 

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Behind the handle is there a collar that has a square extension... like a skeleton key hole shape?
 

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Good news, thats a Moen with easy to get replacement parts.. Moen will likely ship them to your home for free.

Bad news is.. if you have hard water it may be very difficult to remove.

After the water is shut off. The process to replace is to pull the faceplate off, remove the sleeve, then carefully without dropping it, lift up the small 2 prong pin that holds the cartridge in place.. then with a special tool or snubby needle nose pliers, rotate the cartridge body slightly to break its decades old bond to the valve.. then it should slide right out.... easy.
 

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Power bump during yesterday's storm took out the keyboard on my desktop so had to create a new account with my laptop to respond. Should be ok water wise, I'll contact Moen and inquire about replacement cartridges.

Thanks for your help!
 
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