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Moen trim kits
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Post# 926307   3/11/2017 at 21:21 (464 days old) by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

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I just helped my parents demolish their shower walls today. I mentioned awhile back about the mildew issue they were having. It already looks/smells better.

In disassembling we were discussing the shower/tub faucets. It has the Moen single knob shower control from the 70s. It still works great but the finish is worn. They don't want to deal with the plumbing though, so would prefer to leave the valve in place and just update the trim plate and handle, new shower head and tub spout.

I looked up their unit and it appears to be the Legend series, which is still made. I think they would prefer a lever handle instead of the plastic knob they have now. But I'm not sure it's possible as it is a push/pull style.

Has anyone dealt with updating these faucets and have any ideas on new trim kits for them?

Post# 926308 , Reply# 1   3/11/2017 at 21:27 (464 days old) by ea56 (Sonoma Co.,CA)        

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I updated our Price Pfister shower face plate and knob a few years ago. I also replaced the valve at the same time. I researched on You Tube for instructions on how to replace the valve. Most home improvement plumbing depts carry face plates and valves for all the major brands. Check out Lowes and HD online to see whats available. It was really very easy to do this and made a big improvement in how the shower looks.

Post# 926322 , Reply# 2   3/12/2017 at 00:49 (464 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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I bought a new trim kit for my Moen Legend shower valve a couple of years ago when I had the grout redone. I went with the original knob style as was on it before, but this one on Amazon looks like it will work as well.


Post# 927425 , Reply# 3   3/17/2017 at 08:25 (459 days old) by dermacie (my forever home (Glenshaw, PA))        

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My 1968 home has had several repairs to the shower. It uses Sterling brand stems and knobs in the shower and bathtubs. I usually find them at home depot. When they look pitted I usually just pick up new knobs and rings.

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