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Old 12-13-2010, 06:09 PM   #1
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Leaky American Standard bathtub faucet


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First time poster here with an old AS tub that goes *drip drip drip*. It's a single handle pull out type. I managed to take the handle and the bolt that align the shaft out but not sure how to go from there to replace a rubber seal or cartridge. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 12-15-2010, 01:14 PM   #2
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Just a guess, but see if that chrome sleeve screws off. Then you may be able to see what is holding the stem/cartridge in the valve??

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Old 12-15-2010, 01:26 PM   #3
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Good point. I'll give that a shot. Thanks!
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:16 PM   #4
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So I managed to remove the chrome tube. It seems purely decorative and I'm stuck again (no punts intended). The second picture shows a white plastic spacer inside the tube that doesn't seem to move when the stem is pulled in or out. The brass nut that I took out to reveal this spacer seems to control how tight the stem is to pull/push/turn. With the nut out I put the knob back on and tried to pull the stem straight out but it didn't bulge. There are two screws holding the valve body into the whole assembly but I haven't dare touching that yet. It seems like messing with those could really cause major leakage on the assembly itself, not just through the sprout.

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Old 12-22-2010, 07:18 PM   #5
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PS: The 2 screws are flat head and can be seem on the second picture in the original post. They are on top of the valve to the left and right.
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I've never seen an AS shower valve with a stem, not a cartridge. Wondering how you know its AS? I don't see any markings on the trim or valve. Maybe look at the underside of the escutcheon to see if there are any marks. Also, maybe peel back the metal lath (carefully) and see if there are any markings on the valve body.
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The escutcheon says American Standard, so I'm assuming the valve is AS as well. I'm not sure if it's a stem or a cartridge either. The valve kinda looks like a Moen, but I don't see the clip that locks the cartridge in...
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:26 PM   #8
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So I figured out the model of the faucet, it's indeed an American Standard N 1030. The part diagram is in the below pdf.
http://www.plumbingpartsdepot.com/aspushpullshwr.pdf

Now I can't for the life of me figure out how it works to fix the leak. Anyone familiar with these faucets?

Thanks!

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