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Older Waltec tub shower 'growmax' needs replacing

From 1970''s - 1980's Waltec manufactured the 'gromax' used to adjust water temperature. There was a 3 knob vertical configuration. The top knob regulated shower strength, on + off. The bottom knob regulated the tub strength, on + off. The middle knob regulated the temperature, hot or cold for either the shower or tub, which ever was selected. I would like to see the plumbing configuation behind the wall and want to know what to use to replace this old system, as they are no longer made. (It's really too bad as they worked great and had a safety feature for young ones. If someone has one lying around on a shelf I would love to buy it!) I'm not sure how to spell 'gromax'? This is for my Mom's bathroom in Canada.

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  • Dennis Koroll Oct 26, 2012

    The thing is that the gromax part which I'm not sure how to spell is very old and no longer made, are there any plumbing suply places who have dealt with these parts (gromax)?

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