View Full Version : i cant get part of my shower diverter stem out
09-02-2009, 01:10 PM
I have a house that was built in 1962. It still has the original american standard faucet (I believe the make is colonial). I have taken most of the stem out but the part before the plastic washer is stuck. Is it attached?? I have been working on this off and on for 2 weeks.
09-07-2009, 07:02 AM
A good hardwarer store stocks a small metal hook for $3 to $4. Just tell him the problem and he wil hook you up. Ha! Ha! You can insert the hook into the stem hole and snag and pull out the stuck parts.
I have had to fabricate a "hook" to grab inside the diverter, and then "pound" it out.
09-08-2009, 08:26 AM
I tried the hook. It does not help. I swear this thing is attached to the pipe. Is that possible. I got out the plastic piece that is behind it and the washers but that last brass end will not come out.