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

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by templeavenue, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. templeavenue

    templeavenue New Member

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    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/showthread.php?25556-Shower-Faucet-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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  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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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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  3. asktom

    asktom Member

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

    templeavenue New Member

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBVm7J9OVuc

    [video=youtube;BBVm7J9OVuc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBVm7J9OVuc[/video]

    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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  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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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.
  6. templeavenue

    templeavenue New Member

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    Do you know if I use the penetrating oil will make easy loosing the nut?
  7. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    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.
  8. asktom

    asktom Member

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    Try tapping the nut lightly many, many times with a hammer.
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