Well I'm stuck.
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Well I'm stuck.
Wrong forum! j/k
I think you are refering to the stem. It's been cut-off with a saw. See the very first photo middle hole.
I originally bought the hot/cold stems at a Home Depot. Thats where I was told the Diverter is simply a hot or cold stem. Ok I went to a plumbing supply place today (which I should have gone to in...
hj - What do you think if I took a piece of threaded pipe and screwed it into the sleeve? Not sure if it would fit around the course threads on the stem though.
hj - Thanks so much. I was not sure if that was a sleeve or not and was going to remove the hot or cold diverter to see if it looked different inside the valve housing.
BTW - The store where I...
I imagine its just lime or other buildup in there. I tried soaking it in PB for some time then with a vise grip I tried pulling it out while turning it, etc.
For now I'm spraying lime remover and...
I sprayed PB in the valve body cavity then thought about it for a few. I then rotated the threaded part of the diverter out by rotating the stem in the opposite direction.
I had my buddy turn a 6 point 13/16" Deep Well socket down in his lathe to remove the chamfered lead. This way I could grap the thin hex section in the rear of the diverter.
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I may be able to cut an access door from behind but it would be big hassle.
I had another thought.
Maybe I could cut the stem closer to the hex. Drill a hole just larger than the center stem...
Thanks for the input hj.
You are right I have to get it out. That idea I had about adding a spout diverter was a fleeting thought.
How do you feel about using heat?
Also if I can't get the...
Thanks for the reply Eric.
I tried the Craftsman version of the Erwin bolt extractor. It grips well but I didn't want to use too much force and break the stem off...yet. :)
I think heat will...
I must have rendered the ID threads out-of-round because I can't get the packing nut back in. :) I at one point could thread it back in because I tried it both ways.
HJ - I noticed your reply to a similar problem with a Sayco diverter.
I also removed the packing nut first.
I haven't broke mine yet but have rounded the hex a bit.
At this point should I...
I'm in process of replacing the faucet stems (older Sayco) due to various reasons (mostly worn/loose and/or leaking while water running) and handles (strictly cosmetic reasons) in our...