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Shower diverter cartridge identification, help please!

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by MArk Welsh, 4 Nov 2019.

  1. MArk Welsh

    MArk Welsh

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    Hi, another newbie trying to identify a shower diverter cartridge :)

    Its a concealed unit, no markings on front plate, tried showerdoc and few other but no joy so far, so any help appreciated.

    I've had a quote for a full replacement but would prefer to change change the cartridge if I can.

    Thanks
    Mark
     

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    What is wrong with it?
     
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    On the diverter, the upper one, the spines on the shaft have worn (presume its a brass shaft). The mating splines in the handle have worn also, and though retained with a grub screw, the handle just rotates.
    So i'm hoping to just replaced the cartridge (and handle) without having to remove any tiles or boarding beneath it.
    Any help appreciated.
     
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    You will have to remove the brass (flow) cartridge to see what the replacement will be. A lot of showers have generic innards that are common, hopefully, you will have one of these. Removal of the chrome shroud with the two holes will make this easy.
     
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    I removed the chrome shroud last night by hand, I had assumed it needed a tool but it was only hand tight.
    This now shows the flow cartridge (see new photos attached).
    I cant find any isolation valves near the shower - whats the best way isolate it, just turn the water off to the house and drain the system from a tap?
    Also, i'm not sure how to remove the flow cartridge, any recommendations?
    Thanks.
     

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    Shut off the water and drain, remove brass cartridge with a box spanner (set available any Tool Station) use an Auqua vac if you have one for excess water. Then all will be easier to identify.
     
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