Diverter stem broken - unable to remove

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by surfboard, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. surfboard

    surfboard New Member

    Jun 20, 2005
    Diverter stem broke off, unable to remove last bit through the passage due to some corrosion (I think) on the stem remnant. The stem is a Sayco. Any hints? Is it possible to simply plug the valve and install a spout w/ a diverter?

  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    I would have to see what you did, but it appears that you may have tried to remove it improperly. Sayco stems are notorious for breaking off it you are just trying to unscrew it after removing the packing nut. Other valves would just "jam" until you removed them properly.
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