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    Default New Moen 1225 already leaking??

    One of the guys from the John Bridge forum recommended this site to me. I just finished a full bath remodel and instead of replacing the whole valve, I only replaced the cartridge (don't pour salt on the wound, I already regret the decision but I followed some bad advice...). I put in the new brass cartridge and now the shower head leaks. At first it only leaked approx once per hour, but after a week of use, I have a steady drip. I can replace the cartridge again if need be, but I want to make sure that is the probem before I go that route. When I installed the new one, I rubbed a bit of soap on the o rings so it would slide in a little easier, not sure if this was a good idea or not. Any opinions on this, or any tricks I should be aware of? Also, what is the difference between the 1200 and the 1225 as they seem to be interchangeable. Thanks in advance for any advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve65 View Post
    When I installed the new one, I rubbed a bit of soap on the o rings so it would slide in a little easier, not sure if this was a good idea or not. .
    You should have used the silicone grease from moen . Replace the cartridge with a new plastic one. Call moen and explain your dilema and they should send you a new cartridge with-in 3 working days , .......... Free of charge

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    So the soap was my issue? I'll just go buy another one at this point simply because I want this over and done with. But you recommend one of the plastic ones over the brass version?

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    I do as they have worked fine for me .Remember silicon lube only.

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    Use a GENUINE Moen cartridge, not some aftermarket Danco junk.

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    Moen Strikes Again!

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    I use the brass ones unless it has the plastic one, but only because the distributor will guarantee/exchange the plastic ones.

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    This is a sad day in MOENville.

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    I'll swap it out this afternoon and we'll see if it works.

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    1225 should work MOEN part.

    Last edited by Terry; 08-10-2009 at 12:30 AM.

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