Faucet Installation

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by JohnO, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. JohnO

    JohnO New Member

    Nov 4, 2006
    New York
    I finished one bathroom and now onto another. Both faucets are single handle Moens

    For bathroom number 1, I sweated the fittings without removing the cartridge. It works fine.

    For bathroom number 2, I want to take out the cartridge.

    It takes alot of FORCE (pull when removing and pushing in to install) to remove the cartridge and the install it. In bathoom number 1, I don't think the pipes are secured well enough to take that kind of pulling and pushing. My question is do you really have to reinforce the area the faucets will be with wood bracing so that when the day does come, you can pull and push without worrying if you are going to break something?

    Is there any way to make the cartridge slide in and out easy?
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    Yes the valve really should be secured well, if for no other reason than that when the cartridges are old they do get VERY tight to remove.
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  4. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    Nov 12, 2005
    You can use some plumbers grease on the cartridge and in the valve and it should help some. You just need a lite coating.
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