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We lost some water pressure in our tub with this american standard fixture and found that water is leaking behind the wall. would this be from the cartridge/valve

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It would have to be a pretty good leak for you to notice a loss of pressure. A leak in the wall shouldn't have anything to do with the cartridrge although, the cartridge being bad could effect the loss of pressure. It's possible that the faucet fixture is cracked in a way that you could lose pressure and have a leak but, I would figure on replacing the whole fixture. Usually, the valve can be accesssed from the other side of the wall through a closet or whatever romm borders the bathroom. If you can gain access through that wall, you will know exactly what you are dealing with.

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