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Standard Cartridges

Beginning with our original, tried-and-true 1200 model, our standard cartridges have evolved over time to deal with ever-changing water conditions while providing more consistent, smooth operation over the entire life of the cartridge. They have also come to enable the design of more compact, sleeker faucet styles prevalent in today's market. Standard cartridges are designed for faucets, Roman tubs and tubs/showers.

Product Overview

Anatomy of a Standard Cartridge

Building on Al Moen's legacy of innovation, Moen’s standard cartridges are simply designed yet highly efficient in allowing smooth water flow and optimal mixture of hot and cold water. Standard cartridge models are made from corrosion-free materials for even greater longevity. Moen's standard cartridges are built from three main parts — the cartridge sleeve, the cartridge valve stem and O-rings, which are assembled into a single unit for ease of use.

The sleeve serves as the outer shell and includes ports allowing hot and cold water to flow into the cartridge stem. O-rings surround the sleeve to seal the cartridge within the faucet. The cartridge valve stem is the moving piece inside the sleeve that is connected to the faucet handle and changes the mix between hot and cold and sometimes flow.

Overview of Moen Standard Cartridge Models

1200

Original Moen standard cartridge, used in older Moen one-handle faucets (except Posi-Temp® valve). Brass construction.

1222

Fits all Posi-Temp faucets. Resists corrosion.

1224

Fits all Moen two-handle kitchen and lavatory faucets and two- and three-handle tub/shower faucets created prior to the launch of our Duralast® two-handle cartridges. The 1224 and Duralast cartridges are not interchangeable.

1225

Introduced in 1981 and used in Moen one-handle kitchen faucets launched prior to 2009 and Moen one-handle lavatory faucets launched prior to 2011. The 1225 fits all one-handle non-pressure balanced tub/shower valves as well as Moentrol® tub/shower valves.

1248

Designed to fit all Moen two-handle Roman tub valves.

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Easy to Install

Moen’s proven standard cartridge designs allow for easy installation and troubleshooting. The cartridges are standardized to allow easy replacement as well as upgrading.

Cartridge removal and replacement takes just a few minutes. Review specific information on how to remove, install and troubleshoot issues with standard cartridges within each product tab below.

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Standard Cartridge Product Line

  • 1200 Standard Cartridge

    For One-Handle Kitchen and Bath Faucets

    The original Moen cartridge, the 1200 provided one-handle operation. It was used in all one-handle faucets, except the Posi-Temp shower valve, prior to the introduction of the 1225 in 1981.

    How it is used:

    Currently used as a replacement cartridge for older one-handle faucets. It is not compatible with newer faucets, which are now designed around the 1255 Duralast® cartridge.

    Construction:

    Brass construction; 180-degree rotation from hot to cold.

    Quick Fix:

    There is no repair kit available for the 1200 cartridge, it can be replaced with a new 1200 or a 1225 cartridge. If the application is Moentrol® 3-function vertical spa transfer valve, then it can be replaced with the 116719 cartridge.

    Benefits:

    • Volume control with temperature memory
    • Fits older one-handle faucets
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    1222 Standard Cartridge

    For One-Handle Posi-Temp Valves

    Higher flow-rate valve for tub and shower applications.

    How it is used:

    Fits all Posi-Temp® tub/shower valves.

    Construction:

    High temperature thermoplastic and brass construction with a polyphenylene shell to resist corrosion. Cycling valve 270-degree rotation.

    Quick Fix:

    Repair or replacement fixes most faucet problems. Repair kit available for warranty issues (Moen part #98040).

    Benefits:

    • Accommodates back-to-back installation, tub and shower flow reversibility
    • Built-in pressure-balancing mechanism maintains temperature +/-3 degrees during pressure drop with showerhead flow-rates as low as 1.5 gpm
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    Installation: 1222 Standard Cartridge

    1224 Standard Cartridge

    For Two-Handle Kitchen and Bath Faucets

    Flexible use high flow-rate cartridge.

    How it is used:

    Prior to the introduction of Duralast® two-handle cartridges, the 1224 was designed to support all Moen two- and three-handle valves, including pot fillers as well as two- and three-handle non-pressure balancing tub and shower faucets.

    Construction:

    Stainless steel piston, Acetal shell for reduced corrosion, 90-degree rotation for hot and cold. Designed to allow line trash to pass through during installation.

    Quick Fix:

    Replace cartridge; there are no parts offered to repair the cartridge.

    Benefits:

    • Interchangeable between hot and cold
    • Simple on/off volume control
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    Installation: 1224 Standard Cartridge
  • 1225 Standard Cartridge

    For One-Handle Faucets

    Introduced in 1981, the patented 1225 Magnum non-metallic cartridge is impervious to corrosion and mineral build-up and is designed to allow line trash to pass through.

    How it is used:

    Fits Moen one-handle kitchen faucets launched prior to 2009 and Moen one-handle lavatory faucets launched prior to 2011. Fits all one-handle non-pressure balanced tub/shower valves and Moentrol® tub/shower valves.

    Construction:

    Stainless steel, brass and copper construction, polysulfone shell, 180-degree rotation from hot to cold.

    Quick Fix:

    Repair or replacement fixes most faucet pr1200 kit available for warranty issues (Moen part #92451).

    Benefits:

    • Retrofits 1200 cartridge
    • Includes volume control and temperature memory
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    Installation: 1225 Standard Cartridge

    1248 Standard Cartridge

    For Two-Handle Roman Tub Valves

    High flow-rate for shower and tub applications.

    How it is used:

    Designed to fit all Moen two-handle Roman tub faucets. Engineered to have a larger outlet port for higher flow rate.

    Construction:

    Stainless steel construction, Acetal shell, 180-degree rotation for hot and cold. Designed to allow line trash to pass through during installation.

    Quick Fix:

    Replace cartridge; there are no parts offered to repair the cartridge.

    Benefits:

    • Design supports multiple valves and handle configurations
    • Interchangeable between hot and cold
    • Simple on/off
    • Volume control
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    Installation: 1248 Standard Cartridge

Standard Cartridge Comparison

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Product
1200 For One-Handle Faucets
1222 For One-Handle Posi-Temp® Faucets
1224 For Two- and Three-Handle Faucets
1225 For One-Handle Faucets
1248 For Two-Handle Roman Tub Faucets
Internal Construction Brass construction High temperature thermoplastic and brass construction Stainless steel piston Stainless steel, brass and copper construction Stainless steel piston
External Construction Brass Polyphenylene shell Acetal shell Polyphenylene shell Acetal shell
Features 180-degree rotation 270-degree rotation 90-degree rotation 180-degree rotation 180-degree rotation
    Interchangeable between hot and cold   Interchangeable between hot and cold
Temperature and volume control Temperature control Volume control Temperature and volume control Volume control
  Keyed shell for positive installation confirmation Keyed shell for positive installation confirmation   Keyed shell for positive installation confirmation
Standards Meets all flow and code requirements Meets all flow and code requirements Meets all flow and code requirements Meets all flow and code requirements Meets all flow and code requirements