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    I have a symmonds flow master valve that is frozen. The shower was not used for over a year and will not turn. I tried penetrating oil and soaking it with vinegar (both poored into the weep hole where I removed the screw)...no luch, it is still frozen. Any suggestion before putting a big wrench or heat on it? Please help..Thanks. Nancy

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    Talking symmons

    how old do you think it is????

    if it really is an antique , you could be in trouble...


    I am changeing one out tomorrow morning because of
    its age.....pre 70s and cant get apart..

    good luck

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    It was put in a summer home about 25-30 years ago....so it is old. we finally got it out, but the new part we got does not look the same. did they replace the older models?

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    Talking yes...

    the newer models are pressure balanced......


    the older models are a horse of a different color...


    you will most likely have to go to some special plumbing outlet

    in your area that carries all the old old stuff like this...


    Just call a local plumber and ask them where they go for special

    hard to find parts.... and take the part with you.

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