Unconventional faucet stem removal technique

Old 09-29-16, 01:32 AM
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Unconventional faucet stem removal technique

So the last time I replaced the spring and seat on the hot side of my kitchen faucet, I couldn't get the stem out after removing the restraining nut. I had poured vinegar around it and was waiting. I had kept the cold side turned on so I could still use the sink for cold water. Well, to my surprise, the next time I ran the cold water, the stem came shooting off.

I'm having a problem removing the stem again. Can I use this "technique"? Or not a good idea?

Thanks for your input.
Old 09-29-16, 03:41 AM
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Door #2, obviously. Who wants metal pieces flying all around uncontrollably? How much water damage can happen in that time period. I should think a pair of pliers would pull it out, since it has been out before.

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