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    Hello, My condo is like 10 years old and my shower valve leaks when turned on. I went to Home Depot and Grainger and they can't identify it or how to get it apart. The chrome sleeve unscrewed from the outside, and a lock nut of sorts unscrewed from the inside. Any clues how to get at the valve mechanism, and then what to ask for when looking for parts?






  • #2
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    I've seen it but cant remember brand. Sorry, not much help am I? A picture of the handle might jog my memory

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    • #3
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      valley..?

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      • #4
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        Looks like a Price Phister stem, but that is a wild guess at best.
        Distractions are everywhere, don't lose sight of your dream.

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        • #5
          Re: Identifying Shower Valve

          Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
          I've seen it but cant remember brand. Sorry, not much help am I? A picture of the handle might jog my memory
          Lots of calcium in our water. I didn't clean this. It's the identical one from the other room. Any specific ideas on the brand, model etc. It leaks at the handle when you turn it on.

          Thanks a bunch for the responses so far. I haven't fully exhausted any of them yet. Also, is it likely anything else in the house might share the same brand? Not that I've found any brand names on anything.



          RZ Rob

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          • #6
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            Someone will know soon. That tub spout is a dead give away. I've never seen one like that.

            Just a few lame guesses....

            Milwaukee?

            Universal Rundle?

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            • #7
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              It's a Price Pfister Avante.

              http://faucet-fix.com/html/avante_tub-shower.html

              As a side note the Avante is the worst valve ever manufactured by Price Pfister. We use to tell customers the only thing we were willing to guarantee was that they would leak.

              Mark
              Last edited by ToUtahNow; 04-10-2009, 05:16 PM.
              "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

              I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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              • #8
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                Yep. That's it. It looks just like the picture. Thanks for the ID. And, I did replace the spout.

                RZ Rob

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                • #9
                  Re: Identifying Shower Valve

                  mark led me to the bait. i called it then scrolled down

                  if you need an avanti cartridge, i have the better half of a gross

                  pretty simple valve.

                  why is the fiberglass all busted out?

                  rick.
                  phoebe it is

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                  • #10
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                    It's a Price Pfister Avante.
                    You can lose with me, but you can't win without me!.... PPI

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                    • #11
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                      It's a Price Pfister Avante, just in case you didn't believe everyone else.
                      "Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied." Mark Twain

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                      • #12
                        Re: Identifying Shower Valve WRONG !!!!!!!!!!!!

                        Close,but wrong It's a HYUNDAI AVANTE ,GOT BONDO ??
                        I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                        • #13
                          Re: Identifying Shower Valve

                          The earlier models were particularly bad because they had an open back end and the valve could leak in the space behind the wall for years unknown. They improved it a bit later with a solid back on the valve.

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