Faucet Identification

Can anyone identify the manufacturer of this faucet? I am looking for a replacement stem valve though I cannot figure out who the manufacturer is. Been around to all the local hardware stores and the no one can tell me.
http://www.synexus.ca/images/faucet/image1.jpg
http://www.synexus.ca/images/faucet/image2.jpg
This is the part I need to replace. The seat face is pitted and won't hold a seal.
http://www.synexus.ca/images/faucet/image3.jpg
Thanks in advance for any replies.
David Radlin
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That is a stem set you have pictured. The seat would still be inside the faucet after you removed these parts.
Where is your leak and when does it occur?
Based on the picture you posted, I would replace 3 o-rings and a washer and then make sure I still had a problem before I spent a lot of time and money on this. Looks to me like 98 cents worth of parts MAY solve your problem.
I don't know what brand. Take it to a plumbing supply store and they can match it for you.
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There is a significant drip from the spout on the cold side when the valve is shut. No other leaks.
The face of the stem is pitted is such a way that there is a line "scored" across the sealing face. There is a rubber seat at the base of the housing (into which the stem installs) that the stem seals against. The rubber seat seams to be okay, though I intend on replacing all seals while it is apart. It seems to me that the leak is originating from the pitted face on the stem.
Dave
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First, there's a chance the seat is replaceable. Check this page:
http://www.acehardware.com/info/index.jsp?categoryId 80424
Otherwise, you can buy a seat dressing tool. I have one and it works fine, but I doubt I've used it in 20 years. Likely to cost less than a replacement faucet, I'd bet.
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seat
apart.
Looking at the picture still reference above, if you have a leak when the faucet is off replace the rubber washer and screw that are located at the SW corner of the picture. That is the part that shuts off the flow of water when the faucet is closed. The rubber O rings mostly prevent leaks when the valve is open. Any scars or scratches on the stem have no affect on the water flow when the valve is closed. Try a 25 cent washer with a new 10 cent screw and see if this doesn't solve the problem. That rubber washer that you think looks good should be a perfectly flat, with no indentations. Even if there is a crack or score in metal where this washer mounts, a new washer should solve the problem for the short term.
I forgot to mention in my first post to add a little faucet grease to the threaded portion of the stem when you re install this to keep everything working smooth.
Let me know if this works.
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"scored"
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indentations.
Understand that the stem is a single piece construction (chrome plated brass) - there is no screw and washer as part of the stem to replace. You suggest replacing the rubber washer (I assume you mean the one at the base of the housing into which the stem installs and the stem seals against) as a short term fix - I'm really hoping for a long term fix.
Similar to Robert's suggestion, I'm thinking about facing the end of the stem on a lathe to remove the pitting but I'd like to know I can get a replacement if that doesn't work.
Thanks for the suggestions, I will try simply replacing the rubber and see if that takes care of things.
Dave
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David this is the part that I mean you should replace. It is the most common cause of leaks in a faucet. Actually the arrow pints to the brass screw that holds the rubber washer in place.
http://lexkyweb.com/stem.jpg
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"Is there not a rubber washer....." - in response to this question - no. The area your jpg points to on the stem is chrome plated brass (flaked, oxidized, pitted). There is no screw nor rubber at the end of the stem where your arrow is pointing.
The rubber washer that the metallic face of the stem seals against is down inside the housing that the stem assembly threads into - NOT on the face of the stem.
Make sense?
In this bathroom, the faucets on the sink and the whirlpool tub are of matching designs (though of a larger variety on the tub). Both the sink and the tub faucets are dripping. I anticipate a similar problem with the stem corrosion on the tub faucet. Whatever fix I apply it will be in two places.
Thanks for your continued assistance.
Dave

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or this one
http://www.lowes.com/lkn?action=productDetail&productId(746-1366-80413
or if not does the rubber piece just appear to be setting in a small hole with a spring under it?
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All, in trying to dig out the lower seal that Colbyt was attempting to ID at Lowes I extracted a spool that the seal was cast into (non-replaceable) - didn't realise there was a whole other piece in there. I took what was now the complete part to the hardware store, was greeted this time by a more experience gentlemen, who after digging through some stock (they no longer carried and hidden in the bowels of the building) was able to match it and sent me on my way with two new valves free of charge because they are warranted for life.... gotta like this result.
The faucet is a Price Pfizer and the part numbers are 910-830 (rht) and 910-835 (lht).
Thanks again for all replies.

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On the bottom of the spout, with a bright light you should see a faint outline of a mfg and part number.
On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 16:54:35 -0500, "David Radlin"

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Thanks for the suggestion. I can find no markings on the spout.
Dave
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The trim kit looks like a few of the American Standard lines. The cartridge / valve doesn't much look like any of the AS stuff I've run across, 'tho. Cartridge doesn't look Moen, either.
Have you tried running this by a real plumbing supply place? The fixture looks pretty high-end -- if you could ID the thing, it's likely it's something that warrantied for life.
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