whistlenut wrote:If you can get at the valve, I'd consider replacing it and pop in a couple unions just so that you can take it apart in the future. I hear you on the price of a water softener, so for now that can be on the "Wants list" while you can get immediate satisfaction from a valve replacement. After many trips to Florida, I have seen hundreds of valves that are sticking, reduced flow, etc, and we all know that unless you are the faucet nazi, no one will keep them in prime shape for long. Good luck.
I thought about doing that actually. In fact, I was going to buy a whole new valve yesterday when I went out. But, ultimately I decided against it. I managed to get all the parts to fix the current valve cheaper than it was to buy a new one. So, that's the route I went.
Knowing my luck however, I won't be able to fix the valve. lol
Murphy's Law!!! It will bite you in the rump every time! Good luck, anyway. Sometimes we just plain get lucky! .......or it it weren't for Bad Luck, we'd have no luck at all!
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a 'piece of human solid waste' by the clean end." More true today....
Never was a fan of Clapton myself. But then again, I'm young and if it's not angry shouty music I'm not really interested. That doesn't mean I don't care for classic rock/blues but Clapton was never one I liked.
So, this morning I was reading a bunch of stuff online about these Moen cartridges and turns out all I had to do was turn the stem that the handle attaches to 180º and my hot/cold reversal thing was fixed. So, my wife immediately started yelling because now we've got a box of Moen parts. I'm still going to change out the stop-checks because like I said, I broke one and I'll change the balancing spool because the old one is a little beat but I'm not going to mess around with the cartridge now. I'll just put it in the "plumbing" tool box and save it for the day I do need to change the cartridge.
jim d wrote:if it's a moen you can pull out the cartridge and turn it 180 & reinsert it and that will fix the hot on the wrong side it''s supposed to come on cold then turn to hot as you turn the handle ccw
LOL..I know. But I didn't have to pull the cartridge.
Apparently all you have to do is turn the stem. When I read your original post I took it as removing the entire cartridge and then rotating it and putting it back. When I tried that I couldn't get it out. That's why I bought all the other parts because I thought I was going to have to replace it.