Re: shower diverter valve
Posted by hj on June 29, 19100 at 23:08:13:
In response to Re: shower diverter valve
That hex is often cemented in by overzealous tile people who are trying to impress with the precision of their installation. Break out the cement and then remove the stem using that hex.

: My elderly folks live in a home built about 1946, and in the main bath shower the diverter valve is bad. When it is screwed toward shower, only about 1/2 flow is delivered. I took off the handle, chrome covering, and removed the brass packing nut. Then I attempted to unscrew the diverter stem--however it only will screw between the two positions--shower or tub--it will not unscrew out of the valve. There is another brass nut semi-covered with grout--but I thought that this was only to put a wrench on to resist the unscrewing force from the packing nut. Do I have to remove this nut to get to the actual diverter valve guts?? No mfg name of course!! Sincerely Dr Norm




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