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Shower assembly from 1971 - Would like to work on Diverter Stem

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Boiler Talk
Boiler Talk Member Posts: 136
The shower faucet is a 1971 Bradley #8540. About 10 years ago I was able to acquire new stems from Danco and later better 1/4 turn stems from the plumbing store. Now I would like to work on the diverter stem. I can remove the diverter stem, but I am afraid to take the stem apart. As the diagram shows the stem is held together by part #D209 or Seat Washer disc. This piece is about 45 years old. Could I buy the entire diverter stem or somehow carefully take off that disc?

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  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,254
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    I'll bet you can still get complete stem assemblies. Usually faucet supply shops in larger cities have that older stock.


    http://www.chicagofaucetshoppe.com/Bradley-Faucet-Parts-s/3594.htm
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Abracadabra
    Abracadabra Member Posts: 1,948
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    Yep, I'd recommend the faucet shoppe as well. I've walked into their place and it's literally a junkyard collection of old faucets. Was able to locate a diverter for a 1920s tub faucet. Manufacturer's name escapes me but it started with a "Z", but they've been able to find everything I've ever thrown at them. A 1971 faucet should be a slam dunk for them.
  • Boiler Talk
    Boiler Talk Member Posts: 136
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    I'm going to look. I sent an email. Thanks.