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help me identify his faucet cartridge
Posted by: mattkime
Date: March 08, 2020 11:21PM
Its made by chicago faucets. It turns the water on and off just fine but it leaks from the top of the stem which seems odd and annoying. I'd like to just replace a couple of o rings but my initial attempt hasn't made any progress. I'm currently soaking the cartridge in vinegar before I try again.

Its about 30+ years old. Just want to get another couple of years out of it before we redo the bathroom. Or at least install a new sink.

Help!









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Re: help me identify his faucet cartridge
Posted by: mattkime
Date: March 08, 2020 11:28PM
maybe its this guy - [www.plumbersstock.com]

but $30 to replace a cartridge seems steep. also, why wouldn't it have the same o ring mine does around the middle?



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Re: help me identify his faucet cartridge
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: March 08, 2020 11:39PM
You'll find the part.

If you get stuck call Adam at The Faucet Shoppe in Chicago

You might be able to send him a pic..

He is THE man for all things old (and new) spewing water and particularly Chicago Faucet stuff, old and new..

He saves lives.

Adam at The Faucet Shoppe (773) 478-3890

(don't ket the dainty spelling of 'Shoppe' fool you..hard core joint where pros and consumers go to get their problems solved..)



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Re: help me identify his faucet cartridge
Posted by: Carm
Date: March 08, 2020 11:49PM
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mattkime
maybe its this guy - [www.plumbersstock.com]

but $30 to replace a cartridge seems steep. also, why wouldn't it have the same o ring mine does around the middle?
That stem looks smaller.
The place Kraniac mentioned has a site.
Here is a similar part with the o ring. [www.chicagofaucetshoppe.com]

Edit2: they have a link on the top of the page: “Not sure which repair part(s) you need? We can help! Show us your parts! ????
???? Email your photos to tech@chicagofaucetshoppe.com



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Re: help me identify his faucet cartridge
Posted by: mattkime
Date: March 08, 2020 11:58PM
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Carm
they have a link on the top of the page: “Not sure which repair part(s) you need? We can help! Show us your parts! ????
???? Email your photos to tech@chicagofaucetshoppe.com

I've sent them my challenge.



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Re: help me identify his faucet cartridge
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 09, 2020 08:41AM
......Farrah.....???



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Re: help me identify his faucet cartridge
Posted by: rgG
Date: March 09, 2020 08:50AM
We had a Chicago faucet in out kitchen at our last house. It would have been about that vintage.
We finally replaced it because of a leak and how hard it was to find parts.
I did a lot of “creative” fixes before we finally replaced it, one involving wrapping lots of waxed dental floss around certain pieces.
Good luck.





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Re: help me identify his faucet cartridge
Posted by: mattkime
Date: March 09, 2020 09:44AM
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rgG
We had a Chicago faucet in out kitchen at our last house. It would have been about that vintage.
We finally replaced it because of a leak and how hard it was to find parts.
I did a lot of “creative” fixes before we finally replaced it, one involving wrapping lots of waxed dental floss around certain pieces.
Good luck.

Sounds familiar. I'm quickly going from 'fixing a leaky faucet is easy!' to 'its not leaking that bad and will be replaced someday'
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Re: help me identify his faucet cartridge
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: March 09, 2020 10:30AM
Chicago Faucets are generally highly repairable unless the metal structures are done..or if it's old as dirt..The guy at the faucet shop, tho, has an excellent handle on the older metal and fiberous washer sizes and what not

I use them all over my building and i love em.

But, like anything else..there is a time to bail and get new.



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