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Help identifying older shower valve

I have the shower valve that’s shown on the attached picture. I’d like to be sure I can get a replacement cartridge before I take it apart, but I don’t know what brand it is. I thought for sure it was an American Standard, but their tech support says it’s not. I don’t quite get why manufacturers don’t put their name on this stuff, but they apparently don’t.

Any ideas on how to ID this?
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post #2 of 10 Old 03-27-2020, 10:43 PM
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Moen? In the past their Tech Support has been helpful.

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It is certainly special. Somebody should recognize it. I have never seen one with the temperature settings shown. That would be a very nice feature.


Good luck in finding manufacturer.


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Tom, I followed that link and it definitely looks like my model. How did you know?

Thanks a million. Just the lead I needed.

Oh by the way, a replacement cartridge is only $265! Holy cow. Maybe there’s a re-build kit.
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Google is my friend.....

I never saw a shower valve with a temperature scale either. I was intrigued so did several “image” searches with different terms and looked through the images. I think the one that worked was something like “shower valve with temp scale”.

The cost of a replacement cartridge is crazy. Hopefully you can rebuild it.

Anyway, glad I could help.

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Off topic but interesting...

They don't put the name on it because that decreases sales.

Some people, my wife included (this is how I found out), don't want to see the brand name on the outside (of anything). This goes for appliances, fixtures, furniture etc.

She tells me she doesn't care who made it she wants it to be aesthetically pleasing and any writing detracts from that.

I'm an engineer so I'd like the make, model and serial number on the outside where it's easy to read but I find I'm the minority.
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those devices automatically change the mix of hot+cold to get the set-on-the-dial temperature.
they are high end devices.

for situations where water use in other parts of the house make the shower go hot-or-cold, nice solution.
they are expensive for starters and expensive to repair.


considered using one when we built this house - but decided to use 3/4" PVC runs/risers to all points - which has 'prevented' the issue of showers changing temps. the cost of going to 3/4" throughout was quite minimal.
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Tom, I followed that link and it definitely looks like my model. How did you know?

Thanks a million. Just the lead I needed.

Oh by the way, a replacement cartridge is only $265! Holy cow. Maybe there’s a re-build kit.

What kind of cartridge is in a shower valve?


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Google is my friend.....

I never saw a shower valve with a temperature scale either. I was intrigued so did several “image” searches with different terms and looked through the images. I think the one that worked was something like “shower valve with temp scale”.

The cost of a replacement cartridge is crazy. Hopefully you can rebuild it.

Anyway, glad I could help.

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I googled every possible combination I could think of but didn’t add “with temp scale”.
You’re a genius!
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