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.
This is the part I need to replace. The seat face is pitted and won't hold
Thanks in advance for any replies.
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.
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
First, there's a chance the seat is replaceable. Check this page:
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.
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
Let me know if this works.
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
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.
"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
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.
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
Thanks again for all replies.
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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