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  • #16
    Re: Anyone know of "No-Rotate" or "no-turns"?

    Well, I went digging in the bathroom trash (YUK!!!) because I know how much pictures help. Here are the old seats and washers. These are about 6 months old.



    Mark
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    • #17
      Re: Anyone know of "No-Rotate" or "no-turns"?

      Even though you have deteriorated cups on the stems, those washers and seats don't look too bad. Are you wrapping the seat threads with teflon before installation?

      J.C.

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      • #18
        Re: Anyone know of "No-Rotate" or "no-turns"?

        I've been using Teflon paste on all the threads. I may make a call or two tomorrow and see if there are any old timey plumbing stores around that I can email the picture too. If I can buy 3 new complete stem/valves, i'll be good for another 20 years.
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        • #19
          Re: Anyone know of "No-Rotate" or "no-turns"?

          Are you putting plumbers grease on the washers?
          Last edited by gear junkie; 08-06-2008, 07:30 AM.
          Buy cheap, buy twice.

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          • #20
            Re: Anyone know of "No-Rotate" or "no-turns"?

            Looks like a Gerber seat

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            • #21
              Re: Anyone know of "No-Rotate" or "no-turns"?

              51st AVE and Thunderbird in the strip center where the ace hardware is, there is an excellent homeowner plumbing supply store. It's homeowner friendly.

              You may also want to try sine hardware

              Also at Grand and 91st AVE there is a plumbing supply..where Junior's tools used to be it's on the SW corner. they seem to carry a good supply of stuff.

              I doubt Home Depot or Lowe's will have anything you need.

              Looking at the photo I say replace the entire unit! I have a 1966 vintage home and it was built before building insectors arrived in Arizona! I have found it's easier, cheaper, less frustrating to replace than trying to repair.

              I recall going to Payless cashways and the guy saying "gosh! I haven't seen anything like that in 25 years"!!!! So get new good quality, do it right the first time and then you won't have problems for another 20 years!

              Cactus Man

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              • #22
                Re: Anyone know of "No-Rotate" or "no-turns"?

                Thanks Cactus Man. I know Sine hardware, Ed Sine was a coach at Washington High School when I was there! LOL

                I'll pull a valve out and go for a drive. It's not too far from me. Also have two Ace hardware's close by too.
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                • #23
                  Re: Anyone know of "No-Rotate" or "no-turns"?

                  Well, i'm still looking and thanks to one email I got suggesting an Eljer, I found http://www.faucetpartsplus.com/product_p/405583.htm Sure looks like it. It is the closest I've seen. Whaddyathing? Maybe I need to email them and see if the measurements are the same. Cool!


                  Mark
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                  • #24
                    Re: Anyone know of "No-Rotate" or "no-turns"?

                    very good call whoever found the stem

                    rick.
                    phoebe it is

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                    • #25
                      Re: Anyone know of "No-Rotate" or "no-turns"?

                      That was compliments of Big Jim!!

                      I will call them tomorrow and see if they will be kind enough to measure one. It appears that the 60 dollar price includes all three complete valves? Would that be a correct assumption?





                      Mark
                      Last edited by The Wood Meister; 08-07-2008, 09:54 PM.
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                      • #26
                        Re: Anyone know of "No-Rotate" or "no-turns"?

                        what about ridding yourself of those troublesome old valves and install a single handle pressure balanced shower body? you could use this to avoid tile work once the old two handle body is removed.

                        http://www.efaucets.com/detail.asp?P...LAID=205673913
                        there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.

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                        • #27
                          Re: Anyone know of "No-Rotate" or "no-turns"?

                          Finer.....that would work fine. I know I "should" bite the bullet and upgrade the entire assembly but my plumber buddy is in the middle of building his own house and I hate to ask right now. I just did his whole house full of cabinets trying to get them settled in. His wife needs a kidney transplant and HE is going to be the donor. They need to be in the new house so they have room for a live in nurse after the surgery. For now, 60 bucks is ok to buy me some time.


                          Mark
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                          • #28
                            Re: Anyone know of "No-Rotate" or "no-turns"?

                            Boy I would have been wrong on this one I was thinking it was a central brass stem at first glance or maybe a Gerber
                            I guess I dont see enough eljer faucets in my neck of the woods

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