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    Default Trying to figure out who made shower trim/valve

    I would like to replace the shower trim pieces but I can't figure out the markings.

    There are no numbers on the valve. The only place where it is marked is on the back of the big plate...it has P12040 and a little "omf" in a kind of oval.

    The handle lifts and turns side to side. The handle is attached to a square post (not diamond like Delta but the top of the square is parallel to floor if that makes sense).

    Anyone know the manufacturer?

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    There are several valves that operate like that, American Standard being one of them. A picture of the stem and cartridge might help since the color is sometimes unique to a cartridge.

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    The fact that the manufacturer is so proud of that valve, they neglect to put their name on the escutcheon....is not a good sign!!!!!!!

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    That thought did cross my mind. I will remodel this bath in the next year or so but just trying to update it a little to tide us over. Really hope someone can identify or at least have an idea of how to find a replacement trim set for a square-holed lever handle.

    I will have some time this weekend to take it apart and photo the cartridge. Thanks.
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    Very few manufacturers put their names on their faucets.

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    Okay, the cartridge says Hydroblast Italy and I think it's this one: http://www.griggindustries.com/page329.html

    The brass plate actually had QMF, not OMF, and this is their website: http://www.qmfco.com/index.htm but it looks like they fabricate for other people.

    Any help?
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    IF you check around, you might find a specialty plumbing company which has Newport Brass or Jado, which would be the two most likely prospects of the ones they supply parts to.

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