Triton bar valve with slow leak

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I have a Triton bar valve with a slow leak from the head.

I assume its a faulty thermostatic valve that needs replacing.

I have done this before and I think you need the number of the valve before you know what to order.

Is there any way of finding this out prior to dis-assembly? or am I looking at replacing the whole bar valve?

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Leak from the shower head you mean? You either need a new cartridge from triton or you may have a rubber washer that you can replace.
 
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You have 2 valves, the left hand on/off valve and the right hand thermostatic valve. If there's a drip it'll be the left hand on/off valve that needs replaced. It may just be a 1/4 turn ceramic valve but it'll need to be isolated and taken out before you'll know what's needed.
 
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No, I haven't contacted Triton. I did go into the local shower hardware store. They advised me to just replace the whole bar value as they are cheaper than the ceramic valve.

I now agree it's more than likely the 1/4 turn on/off valve. So is that available from the plumb center?
 
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Isolate the shower, take the valve out, take it to the plumb centre and they will tell you if they have a suitable replacement.
 
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If it's just a standard 1/4 turn 1/2" ceramic valve, which a lot of them are, then cheaper to just replace the valve.
 
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Ok, so I got a 1/4 turn, 1/2 inch valve and replaced the one in the bar valve, no more drip.

Case closed.

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