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Question DetailsAsked on 6/13/2017

How much to change stems and seats

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Depends a LOT on the type of faucet and how old it is:


1) for cartridge types like Moen and Kohler, here are links to a couple of previous questions with answers about that:


http://answers.angieslist.com/How-cos...


http://answers.angieslist.com/cost-re...


http://answers.angieslist.com/Master-...


2) if a single handle/ball type like many Peerless / Delta, about $10-20 for a rebuild kit depending on whether you are buying a new ball also or just the seals and springs - minimum service charge for the labor (typically $75-150 for a plumber).


3) if old- stem faucet like many Pfister and American Standards, with separate handles and stems for hot and cold like last one in this instruction sheet from Plumbshop -


http://www.plumbshop.ca/support/fauce...


then parts, if available, can run about $10-60 for a set of parts (stem and all the seals and O-rings - for both handles if a dual handle faucet) or about $10-15 for the rubber parts only, plus the same minimum labor charge (or maybe a bit more for 2 handles) usually as for 1) above - to grind the seat inside the faucet body and put in new parts and reassemble it.


If a removeable seat type (almost always has quite large screwdriver slots in the upper rim of the seat for removal - rarely found in faucets made in last score of years) can run another $10-20 per handle for the new seat if the old one cannot be reground or has been reground so many times it is too thin - plus sometimes another $50-150 labor for running around to find parts if you decide to try to fix the old faucet rather than put in new one.



Answered 1 year ago by LCD




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