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Faucet ID and cartridge question

invermont
invermont Member Posts: 72
Not sure of the manufacturer, it has a p stamped on it so I assume Phister? The faucet is dripping so i need to replace the cartridge. Is it under the nut on top? Had to pull whole thing out because I couldn’t budge the nut. If it’s under there I’m going to have to put it in a vice. Figured I’d ask if that’s how it comes apart before I destroy everything .

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  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 18,195
    Looks like a Price Pfister. Grab it by the hex at the bottom in a vice. A box or socket would be my weapon of choice
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  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,417
    That does look like a Price Pfister part. ?

    Try calling there customer service number.....1-800-732-8238

    (I miss the days when one could just look at a faucet and know what brand it was.)
    invermont
  • invermont
    invermont Member Posts: 72
    Intplm. said:

    That does look like a Price Pfister part. ?

    Try calling there customer service number.....1-800-732-8238

    (I miss the days when one could just look at a faucet and know what brand it was.)

    I sent them some photos. Hoping for a model #. With the virus stuff it might take awhile for a reply
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,417
    Hope it turns out well. Best of luck👍🏼
    invermont
  • The trim just doesn't look like Price Pfister. I'd say Phylrich.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour
    invermont
  • BillyO
    BillyO Member Posts: 276
    trim is Porcher or Jado. which was bought out by American standard.
    invermont
  • invermont
    invermont Member Posts: 72
    Funny thing is I pulled the hot side out and it has blue plastic on the bottom. Thought that meant cold side. Only way the handles would turn properly though
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 7,149
    Did you try turning both ways? Might be left hand thread to match the direction the stem closes or something equally unnecessary. If you look closely you should be able to see if that part with the flats is a separate part or not. Also possible it comes apart at that tee part somewhere and just has a super long stem up through the whole body of the thing.
  • invermont
    invermont Member Posts: 72
    edited June 2020

    Found the assembly instructions. Can’t find the company. Think this came from a Home Depot
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 7,149
    Maybe it is just a compression faucet if it was a home depot flipper special.
    hot_rod
  • invermont
    invermont Member Posts: 72
    Found it. Pegasus k300 faucet. Also makes glacier bay, or vice verse. Home Depot cartridge looks cheap plastic.
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 7,149
    Looking at what google comes up with for Pegasus k300, I think I would consider just replacing it with an American Standard or a Kohler.
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 1,417
    mattmia2 said:

    Looking at what google comes up with for Pegasus k300, I think I would consider just replacing it with an American Standard or a Kohler.

    Thats what I would do.

    I would change it because it may cost the same amount in time and money. Replace the whole thing and get a better faucet.
    A kohler faucet is a very good idea. I have installed many with little issue later on.
  • jumper
    jumper Member Posts: 1,911
    >>change it because it may cost the same amount in time and money<<
    Sadly that is so correct. In olden days never changed a fixture because we replaced seat and washer and packing all generic.
    Bye the way; how do I change fixture on laundry tub?
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,755
    Intplm. said:

    mattmia2 said:

    Looking at what google comes up with for Pegasus k300, I think I would consider just replacing it with an American Standard or a Kohler.

    Thats what I would do.

    I would change it because it may cost the same amount in time and money. Replace the whole thing and get a better faucet.
    A kohler faucet is a very good idea. I have installed many with little issue later on.
    Agreed, but I'd use Delta or Moen. Two of the easiest brands to get parts for.
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  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 7,149
    I would say delta or moen for a basic faucet, but if you buy the fancy ones they cost almost as much as a kohler or american standard and the kohler or american standard will far outlast the delta or moen.
  • jumper
    jumper Member Posts: 1,911
    mattmia2 said:

    I would say delta or moen for a basic faucet, but if you buy the fancy ones they cost almost as much as a kohler or american standard and the kohler or american standard will far outlast the delta or moen.

    Do you mean the ceramic disc or the crappy O ring packing?
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 7,149
    I mean the pull out spout and wide spread faucets. The Deltas and Moens that are just a conventional 4" lav faucet or swing spout kitchen faucet are a good deal, but the pull out spout ones are kind of flimsy and almost as expensive as more sturdy products from other manufactures. They priced themselves out of their market with the way they priced the designer type faucets.