This original equipment manufacturer pressure balance cartridge can be used with 0X8, VB8, JV8, and JX8 valve assemblies. This cartridge features ceramic disc technology and can be used with an only legacy version of the OX8 series shower trim and tub. The newer version of the 0X8,VB8, JX8 and JV8, valve bodies that uses the 974-321 or 974-322 cartridge will not be compatible because of the shallow casted rough-in valve.
In order to determine correct cartridge assembly to replace look for word “P” on old one. If it is a type “P” cartridge, then the 974-0420 is the correct replacement for both the valve and pressure balance spool. During replacement, we do not need any special tools other than a screwdriver and pliers. It is another DIY (do it yourself) work. In other words, we can replace old pressure balance cartridge with a new one without calling a professional. It may take 15 minutes and would save $200.
|Product Dimensions||1.8 x 1.8 x 3.5 inches|
|Item Weight||4.2 ounces|
|Item model number||9740420|
- After installation, you may not get hot water from the shower. In such case, we need to sink in kitchen and bathroom to make sure those faucets are getting hot water. If those faucets get hot water, that way we can ascertain that our batch faucet is defective. One possible reason is minerals and debris are blocking the hot water passage.
- Soak the bath faucet in vinegar for 24 hours to clean it out
- Because of the low price of this unit we can replace it completely
The issue associated with this product that is not getting hot water is not a matter of concern. Because if our bath faucet is not clogged, we will not experience the issue at all. So apart from this, all other features are excellent and it is worthy to order.