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    Default Shower Valve Replacement for American Standard N 1130-1

    I have been struggling with this stuck shower faucet valve for hours. It seems to be an American Standard from what I can read on the escutcheon plate. I have not been able to identify any similar model in their catalog. I have looked in HD plumbing dept and didn't see anything similar. Do you know what this valve is? Can you tell me how to replace it? I would like to turn my water back on, but the valve leaks inside the wall now when the water is on. Thank you.

    The escutcheon plate that appears to read: American Standard
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    After removing the hex set screw and handle.
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    Faucet and tube.
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    Close-up of valve, chrome tube and mix valve.
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    A view from the side.
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    What happened when I tried to unscrew tube from valve to find attachment screws.
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    My parents had that valve installed in 1962. That would almost be 50 years ago.
    I've been plumbing since 1974, and my parents home is the only place I've seen one.

    About ten years ago, I replaced all of their tub and shower faucets with Pressure balanced Moen valves.
    The American Standard valves were durable.

    http://www.plumbingpartsdepot.com/aspushpullshwr.pdf

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    Loosen the two screws to the left & right of the valve body it may come out in one piece,if not time to replace.

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    Thank you very much, guys. I was stumped, and no-one seemed to recognize this beauty. Wow, I guess it is durable. It just recently started leaking and I have lived here for 11 years...but the early 60s sounds about right given some of their choices in tile, etc. That also explains why I couldn't find it in their catalog.
    Thanks again.

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    Actually, it used the same style mechanism that Schaible and Kenmore sink faucets did. The main problem with them was that the handle OPENED the faucet, but the springs inside had to close it, and they sometimes got stuck which would let the faucet drip, leak, or run, depending on the severity, but there was NO WAY to stop it unless you could operate the handle and get things back in their proper places. Years ago there was a company making a replacement "front unit" for it that just fastened back on with those same two bolts. Do an Internet search for "American Standard push-pull conversion unit". A company called M-One is at least one who has the part. They advertise it is a "20 minute replacement".

    http://www.m-onespecialties.com/repair.asp
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    Terry, you are spoiling him, I did NOT want to give him the link. I figured it would be a good exercise for him to look it up himself, which might help him with other issues later in lkfe.

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