Question about American Standard Plumbing

2 Answers

Replacing stems on old hot and cold shower valves

I replaced the hot and cold valve stems on a shower installed in the early 60s. I bought Danco 11k-3h/c replacement stems after matching old with new at the hardware store.  They went in fine, but the valves fail to seat either off or on and and water runs continously.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Just replaced the same exact stems... one seated fine, the other spun and wouldn't turn off. I added an extra washer to that one... it pushes the seat in just a bit further.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 6 Answers

Some times the seat gets worn anout of round. there is a tool you can buy called a faucet reamer or reseating tool. this shoul help thanks

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I installed stem and the valve will not shut cold water off that is running


If your having major issues, I would try to locate the main on/off valves at your water heater and pump/cold water line in the basement. One the water is shut off, I would try to check if there is a proper seal...as required concerning the stem. It's probably on of the old gaskets that was not remove and doubled up. Happened to me. Good luck!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM-TxozD-b4

Mar 01, 2015 | Danco Faucet Stem

1 Answer

How to install a danco 10472 4z-24h/c hot & cold faucet stem


  • Shut off water supply
  • Open faucet
  • Remove knob
  • Unscrew old stem
  • Use flashlight to inspect seat for damage and corrosion. Dress or replace seat if necessary.
  • Install new stem
  • Reinstall knob
  • Turn on water supply and check for leaks

Feb 09, 2014 | Danco Faucet Stem

2 Answers

All the faucets except my shower have hot water why doesn't my shower have hot water


your video doesn't show much of your shower for very long, but at a guess i'd say you have separate hot cold taps, in which case always turn on hot first then carefully turn on cold to ensure there's no issue with water pressure. if there no hot water running at all the hot water valve is faulty

Feb 07, 2013 | Home

1 Answer

Shower hot and cold stop valves leaking its installed in 1991 how can i repair or replace them? Its costly replacing with other models.please help.


It sounds like your talking about the valves under the the lav faucet like from the pic that is showen in your post. But you used the word "SHOWER HOT AND COLD" So I am going with the idea that you are talking about a shower valve.

If your talking about the screw driver stops to each side if it is leaking from the around the center of the screw stop. You may just need to tighten the nut on the outside that the stem goes though.Or you can take the nut off (tirn off the water to the building) and get some rope packing and run a couple of rapps around the stem replace the nut and tighen and turn the water back on.

If it still leaks some to the samething over again just put more packing in. Should cost you about 5 dollars

Best of luck Tom

Sep 08, 2011 | Grohe 3427 Concetto Single Hole Bathroom...

1 Answer

Hi I only have cold water coming out of my shower when I turn it to both positions Thanks


Providing you have hot water everywhere else except shower, you have a bad mixing valve. Turn water off to your shower. You can pop out center piece of your plastic handle then remove screw and the rest of handle. There is a kind of c-clip that goes through the brass stem, through a slot in the side, you will need to remove, it might help to push in on mixing valve stem. When the c-clip is removed, the mixing valve should pull out from the brass stem. Depending on whether original install, if grease was used, it should pull out with some twisting and prying.Note how it comes out because you will want to put new one in same way. Sometimes these can be a real pain to get out, I have never broken one but, they can be tough and you don't want to break your lines. After old one is out, do the best you can to clean out inside valve. Make sure you apply grease to new valve. If water is backwards after install of new valve, hot on right, remove valve and turn 180 deg and re-install.

Apr 24, 2011 | Moen & One Handle Tub & Shower Faucet

1 Answer

I bought a Danco 3H-10H/C, Hot/Cold stem. The problem is, it seems to be setup for hot (clockwise closes the valve, counter clockwise closes it). Is it reversable? Or is it not really a hot/cold...


One of two things has happened. I'm assuming you only get hot water when you open the valve and that this is for a single handle control shower fixture. If so either this is the wrong valve for your shower control or it is installed backwards. Sometimes the valve can be installed at either 180 degree angles. See if it can be installed any other way. If so this may solve the problem.

Jul 18, 2010 | Danco Faucet Stem

1 Answer

How to insert a hot cold ste, 3Z-6H/C FAUCET REPAIR


#1 THE FAT PART OF YOUR SPRING GOES INSIDE THE FAUCET ,AND SIT ON THE VALVE BODY(SEAT)
#2 THE LITTLE BLACK WASHER SIT ON TOP OF YOUR SPRING
#3 PUSH THE STEMS IN THE CORRECT SIDES HOT ON LEFT.CAUTION THERE IS USUALLY NOTCHES ON THE SIDES OF THE STEMS TO HELP YOU ALIGN THEM IN THE VALVE BODY,
4 PUT THE NUT BACK ON ,TIGHEN SLIGHTLY,TURN ON THE WATER TO CHECK ,IF OK RE INSTALL YOUE HANDLES

Apr 06, 2010 | Danco Faucet Cartridge

2 Answers

I bought a replacement Danko faucet cartridge for an american standard bathroom sink and the package said hot/cold but when I installed it on the cold side the handle turns the wrong way. How do I reverse...


Thae stem you got that said hot/cold were designed to fit old style cross handle faucets. So both hot and cold turned the same way. If the cold side you are replacing turns the opposite direction then you will need to get a cold stem. Danco does make them. Ask the retailer where you purchased the H/C stem. I hope this helps..

Dec 29, 2009 | Danco Faucet Cartridge

2 Answers

Shower temperature too hot


Shower valves that have anti-scald features are renowned for this problem. Usually it is caused by not being used regularly. It can be repaired usually without replacing the valve, but you will have to dissemble it, clean, and use some plumbers grease to reassemble it. It should work fine after this. If it still does not work you will need to replace the cartridge.

Dec 10, 2008 | Peerless Industries Peerless& Single...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Plumbing Logo

Related Topics:

601 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top American Standard Plumbing Experts

Donni Steen

Level 3 Expert

659 Answers

john h

Level 3 Expert

9856 Answers

TED

Level 1 Expert

23 Answers

Are you an American Standard Plumbing Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...