Can I put a Moen Positemp cartridge or similar in this shower valve?

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Old 12-27-17, 04:07 PM
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Can I put a Moen Positemp cartridge or similar in this shower valve?

There are no markings on the existing shower mixer valve except the number 12269 on the left side. I have pictures available of the existing valve, if needed.
 
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We would need a pic... .....................
 
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Okay. I got the pics transferred and uploaded.

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Old 12-27-17, 05:57 PM
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Its a 1225 cartridge. You cannot put a posi temp cartridge in its place. What are your issues?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/MOEN-Sin...1225/100051867
 
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Issues with low flow, but before I just replaced the existing cartridge with the same thing, I wanted to be sure there wasn't an easy upgrade to a Positemp style.
 
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You can put in a new valve but you will need to cut that one out and solder new in... That is a good old style moen. No need to change it...

Its before pressure balancing..

Low pressure? Out of tub, shower, or both?
 
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Looks like tub there but may be capped.. If shower has low flow pull the head and clean the restrictor.. May be clogged...
 
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As far as I am concerned the 1225 is superior to the Positemp. You get full control of volume and temperature . Not so with the Positemp.
 
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I will take an old style faucet every time over a more modern balancing "posi temp" because it's a simpler design with fewer things to go wrong. The balancing valve can sometimes stick or become clogged with debris. Something that can't happen with older designs.
 
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