How do I identify a faucet stem?

How do I identify a faucet stem?

  1. It is easiest for us to identify your stem or handle needs by measuring your stem from the left where the washer is attached to the right where the handle fits on the knurled end (The Broached end).
  2. Broached ends are unique by manufacturer and is critical when identifying your stem or cartridge.

Can you replace faucet valve stem?

Using a valve stem wrench or channel locks, remove the stem. Bring this part to your local hardware or plumbing supply store to buy a replacement. You will not know what kind of stem you need prior to taking the faucet apart, so do not buy it in advance. Odds are you’ll just have to take it back.

Where do I find my faucet model number?

The model number is printed on a tag that is attached to the cold water supply line of the faucet. The supply line is located below the sink, countertop, bath rim, or behind the bowl of a bidet. The model number, or part number, is typically preceded by “P/N.”

How do I identify my bathroom sink faucet brand?

The most obvious and quickest solution is to look for a logo — the manufacturer’s symbol — that identifies its faucets. Each manufacturer has a distinctive logo that sometimes appears on the escutcheon — the plate beneath the faucet — the body of the faucet, the spout itself or somewhere on the handle.

What is a splined stem?

Splines are the pointed ridges that are around the top of a stem, and knowing the number of splines inherently determines the broach letter. To start, darken one of the splines with a black permanent marker. Us this spline as your starting point. Count the number of splines around the top of your stem.

Are all shower faucet stems the same?

Identifying the Brand/Manufacturer of Your Shower Faucet Faucets used to be standardized and all have similar internal parts but for a different appearance and style on the outside. Today, most brands have their own specifications and parts. Now there is variance in stems (cartridges), valves, and splines.