I am in the process of installing a Kohler Rite-Temp valve(model R304-K-NA) in a new shower installation. I want to disassemble the valve so I can sweat the joints near the valve. I already sweated a theaded female connector to a small length a pipe I need for the installation, and then threaded that piece onto the shower valve. I want to disassemble the valve for the next couple of joints as they are in close proximity of the valve.
The Home Owner Guide does show exact details of the disassembly. It shows a screw as one of the first parts. I see the two screws that hold the collar on, but when I take those off, the valve doesn't come apart. Am I missing something?
Instructions for the Kohler Rite-Temp valve here