I am in a leased home. We have 2 full baths. The Kids Bath has a combo Shower/Tub the Master bath has a sep. shower unit & a oversized built in tub (not jetted).
After about 2 years in the home the Master bath tub would give full flow on the cold side & would stop all flow as you went toward the hot side.
I am handy enough to know, Hot/Cold Cartridge is failing or contaminated.
Now about 3 months ago, the kids shower/tub is doing the same thing.
Details I can share:
** Moen fixtures for all plumbing in the house. The Shower/Tub is bare bones basic. The Master tub is a lil nicer fixture.
** No physical markings or part #'s visible on either cartridge.
** Both Cartridges are all brass, only a plastic section on the front with H/C embossed on it.
1.) Can the All brass cartridge be replaced with the Posi-temp plastic cartridge?
2.) The home is a "Spec-house" so no water shut off's at the fixture. In TX we are all pretty much on slabs. Any thoughts where in the world they would hide the Main water shut off for the house? Short of calling the water company & having the entire house shut down for 3-4 hours.
3.) am I correct in my diagnosis?
Thanks in advance.