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    Default Old shower (30+ years?) valve replacement w/ pictures

    I need help identifing a replacement stem assy. See pictures at

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    Please help my family is starting to smell.

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    It is a Price Pfister. I forget the model name. This part is available, but is no so common, because this model was in production for relatively few years.

    There are several parts outlets on the internet. Any good local plumbing supplier will have it. In Home Depot, the sku # is 550-070, but not all the stores have it, but they can order it.

    Where are you? If you are in San Diego, I can tell you several places that stock this part. Expect to pay between $50 and $60.

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    Jimbo,

    Thanks for the info. The round wall flange did say Price Fpister. I called PF, early this week, and they sent me the worng parts. They thought it needed 971-150 and 974-491. I just stopped in my local plumber store, and they thought it was an American Standard. I showed then the pictures. They did not have the part.

    I live in upstate New York. I will try Home Depot.

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    I had the Price Pfister guy look at the pictures. He showed them to someone else, who identified the part, 900-022, FlowMatic cartridge. $71.95 with shipping. Thanks.

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    Default flowmatic

    Check the handle. Often by the time the cartridge gives out the 'pot metal' handle around the stem is badly deteriorated.

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    Thanks for reminding me of the "Flowmatic" name. Good point about the handle; they are pot metal and often a cartridge will outlast a few handles! Well, that used to be true, but PP is having these made in Mexico now, and I have had some dead-out-of-box issues with these. By the way, dropping the new cartridge is also usually fatal, so handle with care!

    Danco, for one, makes a replacement handle. I don't even know if PP still offers an OEM handle. Danco actually gets their cartridge from PP. Just comes in a bag, instead of the PP blister pack, but the part is marked PP.

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