Need help finding the right Shower Valve Socket

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by beetz12, May 8, 2010.

  1. beetz12

    beetz12 New Member

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    I have an older house with a leaking shower valve. I'm trying to replace it but I can't seem to find the correct socket for the hex nut.

    I purchased a 5-piece tub set. The 27/32 was too small and 29/32 was too big. I probably need a 28/32 but I can't find this size anywhere. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
    David
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    28/32 is 7/8" so you should be able to find a deep socket at an auto supply store, or Sears.
  3. beetz12

    beetz12 New Member

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    Thanks, I will try the 7/8" deep socket and be back with an update.
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