Help Identify old shower stem from the 50s

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  1. ROCCO MORROTTO

    ROCCO MORROTTO New Member

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    Hey my name is Rocky, i have a leaky shower stem pulled it out and the washer/bushing at the end is torn and degraded. i need to replace or rebuild. problem is i have no idea what make the stem is. Has 12 splines and is roughly 5 7/8 long. As the title says, i need help to identify it. the house is from the early 50s and is block. the fixtures are set within the block so access is limited.
     

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    ROCCO MORROTTO New Member

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    to correct the original post. the stem wasn't leaking, when turned off water still came out of the shower head.
     
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  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Can you post a picture of the handles?
     
  5. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    You may not have to identify it. On the end opposite the handle is a washer. A new washer and a new seat may fix it right up.

    The seat can often be removed by a "seat wrench" or a big Allen wrench of the right size if the hole is 6-sided.

    A seat wrench fits many sizes of hex and square.
     
  6. blue_bleeder

    blue_bleeder New Member

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    The pictures are really low res so I am struggling to be 100% but it sure looks like an old Crane/Repcal stem unit to me. Check the spline count. If it is 12 point, it is this Crane/Repcal.

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