Return to the Plumbing Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Replacing shower valve and handle

Posted by truthtrans (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 19, 13 at 0:05

Hi, I'm new to this forum so please excuse me if I'm posting in the wrong place. I recently bought my first home and the original owners took the shower/bath valve and handle when they left. I have no idea why. Anyways, I bought the valve I need and now just have to get the handle and flange. Right? Is there any other parts that I am going to need to replace the handle?
I've contacted the builders of the house and they were able to send me an email containing the brand name and model number of the trim kits(?) they installed. Here is what they sent me. "Tub/Show PP JX8-310A valve w/J89-A85Q chrome trim"
I've found a match to the model number on ebay and was just wondering if someone could take a look and tell me if the kit has everything I will need to replace the handle?
Here is the link....
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Price-Pfister-J89-A85Q-Parisa-Tub-Shower-Valve-Only-Trim-/281026765455?pt=US_Faucets&hash=item416e80228f
If anyone could help me out I would appreciate it!!! Thanks! :)


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Replacing shower valve and handle

I was about to say "yes, looks good, kit is complete", but then noticed that you said you "bought the valve you need". What does that mean? did you buy a new valve and have it installed?

It seems that you are either matching trim to the existing valve that came with the house, so presumably that ebay trim is right, Or, you bought the valve separately, and now you would need to make sure you buy trim that fits the new valve (if it's a different model#, mfr.#, etc.).

BTW, are you sure the valve is original, or were the previous owners in the midst of replacing it, but never completed the job? Does the installation look original or recent? How old is the house? Some things to consider.

This post was edited by homebound on Mon, Aug 19, 13 at 7:50


 o
RE: Replacing shower valve and handle

Sorry I wasn't clearer. The house was a foreclosure and it looks like the original owners kind of tore off the handle because the screws and part of the plastic of the valve stem were still connected to the old valve. The original valve is still in there they just took out the valve stem or cartridge(?), I think it's called that. I have the valve stem (the one that matches what the builders emailed to me) that I am going to put in to replace the one the original owners took with them. Does that make more sense, or no? Sorry, I know it's a bit of a confusing mess.


 o
RE: Replacing shower valve and handle

Sort of. Sounds like it needs a cartridge (and whatever holds the cartridge in place) and the trim package.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Plumbing Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here