The Dreaded Delta Bonnet

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by RochNY, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. RochNY

    RochNY New Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    Hello, I read a really good thread on this subject here a while back. I have a stuck Delta Bonnet on my shower. HJ says to apply heat to the bonnet to get it off. My question is how much heat do I generally apply and do I hold my channel locks on at the same time? Not quite sure of the technique. Thanks.
  2. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

    Feb 6, 2005
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    which delta faucet????

    Depending on what delta faucet you
    are talking about......

    burning off the nut can work but it certainly
    melts the cartridge and gets smokey....

    I would rather use a hack saw and cut through the nut

    but then you got to get another nut.....

    just dont twist the whole brass cartridge or its

    "crying time for you"
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  4. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    Nov 12, 2005
    Soak it with PB Blaster found at Low*s. Then take some channel locks and squeeze the bonnet and move the channel locks around the the bonnet at the same time. You are trying to flex the metal to help the PB do its job. Let it work for 10 minuets or so and it should come off.
  5. RochNY

    RochNY New Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    I have the ball type valve....Ok Cass I will give the PB a try...I saw that you liked to use it on the other thread. Someone also recommended tapping around the nut until it comes lose. I will try that or the channel locks with the PB blaster spray. Hey Mark is there a special technique to saw the bonnet off? If I hit the threads is it time for a new valve? Thanks again.
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