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Obsolete Standard Faucet Stems

Standard Tub Shower Stems and rebuild kits

Standard Lavatory Stems

Standard Handles, Escutcheons and
Valve Bodies

Standard Lavatory retrim kits and lavatory drain parts

Shelf Back Lavatory Stems for Ceramic Sinks

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“Standard” Ceramic Shelf-Back Lavatory Stem
This stem was used in some 8” center shelf back faucets Standard made from the late 1930’s up to the early 1960’s.  3 5/8” long, 7/16” shank, and  22 spline.  The  80-0100 handles (available here) will bolt right on.  Both hot and cold versions exist, cross handles normally take two hots, lever handles take one hot and one cold.  If your sink looks like the one on the right, (it could be either an integral spout or metal spout), and does not have a canopy handle, this may be your stem! (Another does exist, the threads on it’s bonnet are longer, measuring 1/2”, see the below stem).  This pictured one’s bonnet thread length is 5/16”.
86-061H Standard Hot stem 29.00 addtocartmini
86-062C Standard Cold stem 29.00


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The Other “Standard” Ceramic Shelf Back Lavatory Stem
Okay, we give!  This stem is the other stem used in many Standard-Brand sinks just like the one pictured above.  The only difference between this one and the 86-061 pictured above?  The bonnet nuts are different lengths.  You’ll have to pull out your existing stem and check the lengths.  This one’s male bonnet thread length is 1/2”.  The really strange thing, we can set two identical looking sinks side by side, one will have this one, the next, the smaller one.  Go figure....
Slightly longer than the 86-061, this one’s 3 3/4”, same stem diameter of 7/16”
86-081H Standard Hot stem 29.00 addtocartmini
86-082C Standard Cold stem  29.00 addtocartmini

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Standard “Nu-Seal” Shelf-Back Lavatory stem
Sometime in the very late 1950’s, Standard came out with a new design of valve, and they referred to it as a “Nu-Seal”.  These were commonly found in Shelf back bathroom sinks, in both Cast iron and ceramic, as well as other lavatory and kitchen applications.  This style of faucet stem required the use of a “canopy” handle (See sink photo at right)and there were different handle options.  These stems are held in with a thin bonnet nut that slides down on the smooth portion of the stem.  1 13/16” long, these stems were predominant in the very late 1950s and through the 1960’s.  The 6 point canopy handles will take two hot stems, lever handle versions will take one each of hot and cold.  Handles and trim pieces available on our “handles” page.  Sold by the each
86-3021 Standard Nu-seal hot stem 10.00  addtocartmini
86-3022 Standard Nu-seal cold stem 10.00 addtocartmini
86-990 Seat for Nu-Seal valve body 4.00  addtocartmini

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Standard Nu-Seal Lock nut
So, you went to change the stems on your Nu-Seal faucet, and boy, were they tight.  So, you grabbed the wrench a little tighter, gave it a good twist, and the nut went crunch.  It came off, but it ain’t going back on, right?  Here’s the replacement!  Standard only used one nut in this application, it’s 9/16” tall, the ID is 3/4”, and the nut measures 7/8” across the flat sides.  Sold by the each.
86-3020 Standard Nu-seal Locknut 5.00 addtocartmini

Standard Shelf back faucets on Cast Iron Sinks

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Early “Standard” Cast iron (usually) Shelfback stem
The easiest way to tell which faucet you have is by the spout.  Early Standard Cast iron sinks (up to the late 1940’s) used a pull knob to operate the drain.  These faucets usually have a 6” spread between the hot and cold handles.  We have seen a version of this faucet on a ceramic shelfback sink, but they are unusual.  Replacement spouts and backing flanges do not exist, but we can replate yours.  Faucet will take our 80-0100 Cross handles found here.
86-6171 Stem only, 2 15/16” long 20.00 addtocartmini
86-760020 Bonnet nut w/ packing, 16.00 addtocartmini
86-648360 seat (not pictured) 5.00 addtocartmini

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Later “Standard” Cast Iron (usually) Shelfback stem
Starting in the early 1950’s, Standard changed both the design of the spout and the internal design of the faucet.  From the outside, the hot and cold valves appear identical to the earlier version pictured above, but they are different. The giveaway is the spout.  If your Standard Cast iron sink has a rotating lever to operate the drain, cross handles, and looks JUST like the faucet pictured above, this is your stem.  There is a canopy handle version that takes our Nu Seal stem, see 86-3021 above.  There is a fairly rare version that’s on a porcelain sink, if the bonnet nuts are the same as pictured, then this is your stem.  The original pictured handles aren’t made anymore, our 80-0100 handles will work, but are bigger.  They can be found on this webpage here.  There are two different seats used in this faucet application, if the opening of the seat has a square shape milled in it for removal, use the 648360 seat.  If the internal opening of the seat has a hex shape to it, you’ll need the 648350 seat.
86-6081 Stem only, 2 15/16” long, 20.00 addtocartmini
86-760020 bonnet nut w/ packing, 16.00 addtocartmini
86-648350 seat (hex opening, not pictured) 5.00 addtocartmini
86-648360 seat (sq. opening, not pictured) 5.00 addtocartmini


Standard Deck Mount Lavatory stems


Standard Deck-Mount Widespread Lavy Stem
This stem is commonly found in widespread lavatory applications from the late 1930’s up through the mid 1950’s.  Re-Nu barrel style.  If your Standard faucet has metal handles and escutcheons that are very Art Deco, this is probably your stem.  4 7/8” long, 7/16” stem shank, 22 spline.  Be sure to verify stem shank dimension, there is a 3/8” diameter version, see below.
86-6041 Standard hot stem 40.00 addtocartmini
86-6042 Standard cold stem 40.00 addtocartmini

Standard Deck mount Widespread Lavy stem
Here’s the “other” Widespread Re-Nu Standard Stem.  What’s the difference between this one, and the one just above?  This one’s smooth stem shank is 3/8” diameter.  These aren’t as commonly used as the 7/16” version, but they are out there.  Stem is 4 7/8” long, and has 20 splines on the handle end.  To determine shank diameter, measure across the smooth chrome plated part of the stem.
86-141 Standard hot stem 51.00 addtocartmini
86-142 Standard cold stem 51.00 addtocartmini


Standard 4” centerset Complete Re-Nu Stem
This stem is commonly found in 4” center Deck mount lavatory faucet applications made between the mid 1930’s to the 1950’s.  The most common application would have lever handles, if replacing both sides, buy one each of hot and cold stems.  If your faucet uses cross handles, it should take two hot stems.  Stem is 2 1/4” long, 7/16” smooth shank on stem, 22 spline. US Made.
86-61021 Hot stem, complete 31.00 addtocartmini
86-61022 Cold stem, complete 31.00 addtocartmini

Standard 4” centerset Re-Nu stem only
This stem is commonly found in Standard’s Deco-ish 4” deck mount centerset lavatory faucets.  Two handle styles are common, either lever or cross.  This stem was used from the late 1930’s to the late 1950’s.  Stem length is 2 1/4”, shank diameter is 7/16”, 22 point spline.  Re-Nu barrel sold separately, see below.
86-1021 Hot stem (barrel # 86-7021) 11.00 addtocartmini
86-1022 Cold stem (barrel # 86-7022) 11.00 addtocartmini

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“American Standard” Barrel only
These barrels are used in many “Standard” faucets made from the ‘30’s up to the ‘60’s.  The actual stem lengths vary, but the barrel length and diameter remains the same.  These measure 1 1/2” long and 7/8” diameter.  These have been redesigned with an o-ring seal to help seal up the barrel to the valve body. This part has the seat of the faucet built into the bottom of it, and the entire barrel must be replaced when the faucet starts to drip.  “Standard” faucets that have metal cross handles take the 7021 barrel, while the lever handles take one each of the 7022 and 7021 barrels.  US made
86-7022 “Standard” Barrel, cold, for lever handles  9.00  addtocartmini
86-7021 “Standard” barrel, hot/cold for cross handles 9.00
86-7023 “Standard” Bibb washer and screw, sold by each, fits above Small and more common Re-Nu barrels 1.00 addtocartmini

Spout Seal for Standard Integral Spout Shelfback Sinks
This is the rubber seal that goes between the porcelain sink and the brass valve body on 1930’s through 1950’s Standard sinks with porcelain spouts.  If your sink is leaking from the back of the sink only when the faucets are on, this is most likely the part you need.  7/8” OD, 1” long
15-CSEAL Rubber compression seal 8.00 addtocartmini


Barrel stuck in your Standard faucet?  Click on the link below to check out our Youtube video on how to remove a stuck barrel


Standard Tub Shower Stems and rebuild kits

Standard Lavatory Stems

Standard Handles, Escutcheons and
Valve Bodies

Standard Lavatory retrim kits and lavatory drain parts

The Name “Standard” is trademarked by American Standard brands.  We use the name “Standard” as to identify the item only, and should not be construed as a warranty or representation, either expressed or implied, that items offered or sold are genuine products of said original manufacturer.


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