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    Default Price Pfister Avante. How to remove a stem from shower?

    I need to fix the leak from the shower head.

    I search on the web and I THINK it is a moen single handle type.

    I think it's similar (maybe the same) as this one http://www.terrylove.com/forums/show...Identification

    I saw some videos and a bit confused what/how to do.. Remove the whole thing or just the cartridge using a special tool..

    I have attached some pics..

    Can someone guide me how to fix it? And what tools I would need to do the job.
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    It is NOT a Moen. It is a Price Pfister Avante valve. I fixed one yesterday and it was NOT a DIY job the homeowner could do himself, although he did give it a valiant effort to do it.

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    Your Price Pfister "Avante" uses OEM cartridge number 974-292.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    It is NOT a Moen. It is a Price Pfister Avante valve. I fixed one yesterday and it was NOT a DIY job the homeowner could do himself, although he did give it a valiant effort to do it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBVm7J9OVuc



    Thanks HJ. I found a clip on youtube similar to the one I have. From the video, it seems like not that difficult to do it (assuming using the right tools).

    Can you explain which part is difficult?

    Thanks
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    The one I did, and yours appears to be the same way, had the nut so corroded that it was VERY difficult to loosen it without distorting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    The one I did, and yours appears to be the same way, had the nut so corroded that it was VERY difficult to loosen it without distorting it.
    Do you know if I use the penetrating oil will make easy loosing the nut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by templeavenue View Post
    Do you know if I use the penetrating oil will make easy loosing the nut?
    The mineral deposit might respond better to a paper towel soaked in vinegar, then covered with some plastic and held in place with a rubber band overnight. Metal corrosion is one thing, adding mineral deposits onto/into the threads is another.
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    Try tapping the nut lightly many, many times with a hammer.

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