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Old 09-05-2015, 11:10 PM   #1
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3-handle Shower faucet replacement


Hi,

I have an old 3-handle Price Pfister stem&seat shower faucet that is giving me trouble. I tried the Home Depot Price Pfister remodel kit, but after only 2 months of working okayish, the O-rings kept coming loose and do not seal properly, causing me to want to turn it even more (which led to yesterday). Now, no matter what I try, there is a slow steady stream of water that leaks from the tub spout.

- I tried replacing all of the valve stems, still small leak (hot water)
- Tried replacing the faucet seat on hot water side, broke thread but eventually got one on after trying 3 different seats, still small leak

Since the thread on the seat broke, I want to replace the damn thing. Is there any good 3-handle model to replace it with? I do not want to deal with messing with the tiles. I do have access from the back since it is drywall in the closet. I was thinking of this one..

amazon.com/Pfister-01-8CBC-Three-Handle-Shower-Chrome/dp/B001AHO7P6/ref=pd_bxgy_60_text_y

but it is pretty expensive to buy together with the new valve.

Are there any other options I have, like fixing the existing valve or what not? I'm familiar with soldering and installing new valves as I've done it a couple times before, but I'm not a pro in any sense, so i want to say that would be my last resort. If you guys have any ideas that'd be great.

Thanks in advance,
Mike
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You actually have problems your not aware of. Current plumbing code requires you use a pressure balance temperature control valve as a replacement. No 3 handle meets that requirement.
Heres what you need
http://www.faucet-warehouse.com/Moen...FQoTHwod_S0OMQ

http://www.build.com/moen-tl183nh-tu...150906130555:s

This valve eliminates the flush the toilet get scalded issue.

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Hi Ghost,

Thanks, so you mean switch to a 1 handle? I was thinking about it last night and thought it wouldn't be too bad.. Rearranging the tiles and cutting the bad ones out.. How would I find some matching tiles just in case?
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They make over sized covers for this -

http://www.homedepot.com/p/MOEN-Remo...20BN/203466049
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One link is for the huge cover the other for the faucet.
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One link is for the huge cover the other for the faucet.
and yours is $17 cheaper!!!!

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