(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Waterworks, Sigma, Can't identify faulty shower mixing valve?

  1. #1
    DIY Junior Member johnsas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    ny
    Posts
    4

    Default Waterworks, Sigma, Can't identify faulty shower mixing valve?

    Name:  ageneral jan 2012 003.jpg
Views: 586
Size:  45.9 KB

    My shower valve is faulty (can not increase water temp) but the only marking on it are;

    TX1 REN 04708??

    Any help appreciated!!
    Last edited by johnsas; 01-25-2012 at 12:42 PM.

  2. #2
    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Posts
    25,653

    Default

    I think that says 04/08, which could be a manufacturing date. The only thing your picture tells us is that it has a square shank using a rotary motion, and "maybe" has a thread to hold that brass plate on. We need a picture of what is under the brass plate, and maybe also the piece inside the valve.
    Licensed residential and commercial plumber

  3. #3
    Homeowner
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,174
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Its a Watts Industries Uk Ultramix.

  4. #4
    Plumber jimbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    9,001

    Default

    Holy check-valve, batman! How did you know that?? Here is the dope>
    http://www.wattsindustries.com/image...tx83_86_gb.pdf

  5. #5
    Homeowner
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,174
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Holy check-valve, batman! How did you know that?? Here is the dope>
    http://www.wattsindustries.com/image...tx83_86_gb.pdf
    I had a computer program built that I load the photo of the faucet and it spits out what type it is. problem is alot of manufactures "borrow" parts from each other so I may get several hits of possibles.

  6. #6
    Plumber jimbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    9,001

    Default

    are you selling that software? you could make a bundle!

  7. #7
    Homeowner
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    1,174
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    are you selling that software? you could make a bundle!
    LOL I was just "messin with the MoD"

    I googled it. I just typed in tx1 shower faucet and scanned through the results until I found one that applied to what we are doing here.

    Wouldn't it be nice to have a program like that tho? It would be great. I have alot of old faucet books,etc etc

    Supply houses usually will give their old books to you.....just ask befo they throw them away.

  8. #8
    DIY Junior Member johnsas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    ny
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Hey thanks all!!!

    I did try to get the front plate off but as it would not come away easily i did not try to force it.
    Does this type have a replaceable cartridge??

    Thanks Hackney Plumbing! interesting name for one based in Fl? And a winged Pegasus by any chance?

  9. #9
    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Posts
    25,653

    Default

    red winged Pegasus equals Socony Mobil
    Licensed residential and commercial plumber

  10. #10
    Plumber jimbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    9,001

    Default

    That is a European valve. Good luck getting parts. It was probably installed by a builder and chosen by a foo-foo designer who had no regards for future issues. The building contractor may know who the distributor is....check with them.

  11. #11
    DIY Junior Member johnsas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    ny
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Builder has long since ridden into the sunset!!!!
    Am I right in thinking that the front plate should come off?? (ie to remove the cartridge)
    Last edited by johnsas; 01-26-2012 at 07:24 AM.

  12. #12
    DIY Junior Member johnsas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    ny
    Posts
    4

    Default

    Name:  tx3_.jpg
Views: 370
Size:  4.2 KB

    Name:  a shower valve 002.jpg
Views: 372
Size:  64.1 KB

    thanks all!

    Job done!!

    My existing and new one ordered.

  13. #13

    Default

    For future reference, this valve is used by Water Works # 29-99396-53953 or Sigma 18.30.147 You can buy here in the USA. http://www.chicagofaucetshoppe.com/S...29-99396-53953 I hope this helps someone.
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by Terry; 11-11-2013 at 09:14 AM.

Similar Threads

  1. Shower mixing valve
    By tommy h in forum Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-12-2013, 07:28 AM
  2. Help - Identify Old Amer. Stand. Mixing Valve
    By fineline in forum Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-13-2010, 03:36 PM
  3. Need new shower/tub mixing valve
    By Scuba_Dave in forum Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-26-2009, 11:17 AM
  4. Mystery Mixing Valve---can anyone identify? Nibco
    By Flutie7NFL in forum Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-24-2008, 03:21 PM
  5. Need to replace Shower mixing valve with separate cutoff valve for inputs.
    By OfficeLinebacker in forum Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 11-29-2006, 09:06 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •