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 Old Tub/Shower Faucet Problem
Author: tedjjackson (MD)

My house was built in 1959/60. It still has the original tub and 2-valve faucet system. I think the brand is Crane, but I've never been able to confirm. For several years, after replacing the cartridges, the hot water flow has been meager while the cold water fixture works just fine. When I turn the hot water valve "ON" to the maximum. the flow ceases completely, as if both extremes turn the water off. The cold water valve seems to have an extra collar that the cartridge screws into. The hot water cartridge simply screws into the fixture. I really can't figure out what's wrong. In this area, there are no longer any traditional hardware stores that have knowledgeable staff to help and the local plumbers are not familiar with older fixtures. I need help.

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 Re: Old Tub/Shower Faucet Problem
Author: packy (MA)

tell your plumbers that they are dealing with crane "dialese".

lots of info out there

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