Help, need to identify this faucet so I can fix it. Thanks

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Old 10-04-14, 04:31 PM
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Ok...Going to have to spend a few dollars more and decided to go with single hole . I'll just place 2 metal ring covers on the holes not being used.
Its your house... Would look hokey IMO...

Satin nickle maybe, not a fan of polished brass/gold, and I also dislike the plastic crystal handles.

The shower trim is brass. It will cost a small fortune to change the trim...

The moen will look far better then the caps in the holes...

What say you regarding quality..thanks.
Moen IMO...

But it dont matter at this point...
 
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Old 10-04-14, 04:41 PM
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I highly recommend you do not go with a single hole faucet.
They are great for new installs, but you have 3 holes.

Here's a Delta in Brass. It would probably need to be special ordered unless you get lucky. It's the only brass wide spread they make. Delta is high quality.

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Uh: The bad news is $630.00. Model # 3555LFPB-216PB
 
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Old 10-04-14, 04:50 PM
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Hmm. Not to hijack this thread, but I just bought a Pfister for $76. I thought they were a good brand. But with the way you guys are talking, sounds like maybe I didn't get something as good as I thought. I really just based my purchase on the brand and what I liked.
 
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I thought they were a good brand. But with the way you guys are talking, sounds like maybe I didn't get something as good as I thought. I really just based my purchase on the brand and what I liked.
Hi droo... If the cartridges fail let me know where you can find the parts and/ or who to call...

Nothing wrong with them... I consider throwaways is all.. 5-8 yrs... buy another...
 
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Oof! I thought it was good quality.

I did buy American Standard for the shower. Are they any good for faucets?
 
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Well. I searched for the cartridge online and that seems to available. I guess we'll see if I can get it in several years when it fails.
 
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Old 10-04-14, 05:05 PM
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Price Pfister has been around a long time. They are "good quality" when compared to a Glacier Bay or other cheap faucets.

I think over the years PP has sacrificed a little quality in order to reduce cost. But they definitely know the art of plumbing.
 
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I just read their warranty. It's basically lifetime against manufacturing defects if the faucet was made after 1997. My experience with faucets is that they last for many many decades and that has set my expectations.
 
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Old 10-04-14, 06:38 PM
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Handyman,

It's funny you picked out that delta model, because that's what I wanted to replace it with ,until I seen the price . Shame because it would match perfectly and I really like the look.

Amazing how much a simple leak can cost you..oh boy !

Delta also has great customer service from my dealings with them.
 
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Old 10-04-14, 06:52 PM
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Delta does have excellent customer service. I once called them for a few O-rings that I needed and they sent me out a new faucet. Wasn't a cheap one either.

Keep in mind you can purchase the one I posted for less than Delta's MSRP. But I would imagine it would still be over $400.00, which isn't exactly cheap.
 
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Old 10-04-14, 10:25 PM
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I forgot to buy the escutcheons so have to get them tomorrow...arrgggghhh

Hey, do I have to use the sand cloth on the inside of new stop valve ?

Thanks again.
 
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Old 10-05-14, 02:31 PM
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Oh boy..I tried soldering the stop valve and solder melted. So i thought great. Waited for it to cool off then try moving the stop valve and it came right off.

The solder never sucked in and only melted outside the stop valve. Not one bit of solder sucked inside.

Yes I clean it shiny new and removed all old solder and put flux on pipe.

So i clean it again and solder the other stop valve.

It seems to be sucked in this time..not sure. Waiting for it to kool down before any testing.
 
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Didn't work..spraying all over .
 
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Old 10-05-14, 02:48 PM
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Shut off water and go buy 2 shark bite valves.
5/8 od x 3/8" compression.
Also buy the removal tool.....

You could be there all day and night trying to solder.
 
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Just try it a 3rd time..waiting for it to cool down before testing.


If this doesn't work I'll install brasscraft push connect.

Thank God something told me to buy it (just in case) today while I went back for the flange.

Can't go to work tomorrow if I don't get this done today.
 
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3rd one didn't work..solder not sucking in .

I'm so pissed.
 
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Old 10-05-14, 03:28 PM
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Give Up!

It's getting late there. Drain all water and remove valves with torch.

Clean off all solder by heating pipe and wiping with course rag.
Sand pipe with emery cloth and wipe clean.
Install "shark bite" with a slight twisting motion, making sure it's fully seated.

New shark bite valve will rotate, even when installed properly. Don't let this alarm you, it's normal.
 
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Old 10-05-14, 04:18 PM
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You are probably using the wrong flux... Did you buy that white crap????
 
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OMG !

I got it on the 5th time..YES !

Yes I bought the kit that came with the white flux. Funny thing is on youtube no one used the white stuff. I thought that was strange when I opened the flux and saw white.

Guess you were right about the flux ,because on youtube one person kept having the same problem as me .We both were cooking the flux before the pipe got hot enough.

So I added way more flux and started with the flame not too high and bingo !

Wish I knew about the flux beforehand..this white stuff sizzles too soon so I had to glob it on ...oh well ,you live and learn.

PS:I'm a Scorpio and can't give up
 
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Old 10-05-14, 04:47 PM
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White flux sux. Tried it one time before I went back and dug out the tin of old stuff I had. Glad I don't do plumbing that much.
 
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Old 10-05-14, 06:03 PM
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PS:I'm a Scorpio and can't give up
That's good. It'll be easier the next time.

One problem, at least out here, you can't buy the "good stuff" anymore.
Flux, solder, paint, contact cement. Anything that works is no longer available due to VOC.
 
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Old 10-06-14, 05:36 AM
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Yes you can get regular self cleaning flux...Its color is brown

Oatey 8 oz. No. 5 Lead-Free Paste Flux-300142 at The Home Depot

The white stuff is a tinning paste and I am not sure why they even sell it.. Once the joint it heated it tins or something and its impossible to move or remove a fitting for adjustment or what not..

Also even I as a plumber was plagued by leaks when I tried that stuff.. It went right in the garbage...

Oatey 1 oz. Water Soluble Lead-Free Tinning Flux-30142 at The Home Depot
 
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Yes, that's why we have all these mosquito viruses popping back up due to the ban
of DDT here and in other countries. Same reason bedbugs are getting out of hand.
 
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Thanks Lawrosa,

Going to pick up some of the good stuff from HD just in case.

Do you think I should do it again with the good flux ?

Thanks
 
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