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Old 11-02-2015, 10:22 AM   #1
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I just finished putting in tiles walls in my shower and when I put the shower knobs back on, I discovered the splines of one of the knobs were stripped. Not sure why the knob worked before I took it off, but it just spins now. It sort of functions if I really tighten the screw, but of course that doesn't really last.

So, can anyone identify the brand of knob in the attached photos? Judging by the décor before I modeled I am guessing it could be as much as 20 years old.

It also has a sleeve/cover combo piece that screws in onto the valve stem first.
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Why did you tile without replacing an old valve.
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Before I tiled the shower the knobs were working. I was not aware of any reason to replace the shower valve. The knob only had a problem when I put it back on after the work was done. The only thing I can figure was corrosion was helping the knob turn the stem until I removed the knob.
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Take them with you to a plumbing supply or hardware store and try to match them up. You might get lucky.
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Before I tiled the shower the knobs were working. I was not aware of any reason to replace the shower valve. The knob only had a problem when I put it back on after the work was done. The only thing I can figure was corrosion was helping the knob turn the stem until I removed the knob.
This has nothing to do with the knob, working or not working. It has to do with updating the fixture that conforms to current plumbing codes. Pressure balanced units are now required to replace the older two handle units. They prevent hot water flashes if someone uses the cold water.
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Also called preemptive. Plumbing fixtures don't last forever as you have found out. If the wall is open then that is time to replace fixtures. It's much easier and cheaper than having to repair it later.
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