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Those of you that know me, also know of my love for Moen faucets:whistling2:

So today, my brother calls me up and wants me to install a new shower valve up at the camp. I get there and what has he bought, yes indeed a GD Meon Temptrol. Sweet.
Anyhoo I gets it installed, turn it on and it leaks like a sieve from the housing. Pull it apart and the O ring has a slice in it. No problem, have spares. Putting the cartridge back in and the spring clip jumps from my greezy fingers and falls in the pine needles. No problem, have spares. Get it back together, turn it on and nothing comes out:furious: Take it apart again and the cartrige is frozen solid. No problem,............have spares. :thumbup:
Normally I like these problems because I swear servicing Moen valves has paid for my bass boat. But this my own camp for christ sakes. :eek:
 

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So when it breaks again next week will you be fixing it or replacing it?
 

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I only dislike Moen kitchen faucets . They just aren't as good . The cartridge idea is just a great thing and really folks ,,,,, AN EASY $$$ MAKER !!

Cal
 

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I dont care for the sunken stem nut on the roman tub faucets and I dont like the spout shank. I dont like the freezing up of the balancing spool thru unuse. I dont like pulling the brass cartridge and having the center stem come out and having to use a nipple extractor. I dont like the stiffness of the cartridge with hard water over time. Other than that I cant say much due to limited experience with them.
 

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I had a Moen T/S Valve that was warped and leaking...Let's say it was in a house that was foreclosed and the prior owner had a vengeance...Replace the valve, Viola.
 

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I love Moen, what do you need, like 3 cartridged and you can service anything they ever made. Try even getting parts for a Kohler faucet. I haven't touched a delta in 5 years so I can't speak to SPH's comment, but I'll have to check 'em out.
 

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I thought Temptrol was Symmons. Not a Posi-temp?
Yup Herk, You be right!

Temptrol is Symmons...

Moentrol Be Moen...

NH Master are you a lisensed plumber? :laughing:
Somebody get the "Ban Hampster!" :laughing:

ROFLMAO
 
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