Bathtub Faucet Stem Wont Come Out of pipe

Old 09-21-17, 08:04 AM
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Bathtub Faucet Stem Wont Come Out of pipe

Hi trying to do a repair/replacement on a leaking hot water handle for the bathtub, I can get the 2 bolts (pic attached) out of the wall/pipe just fine but cannot get the stem to pull out of the pipe. It will pull out about 1/2 inch but then stops. Now, it wasn't turning off water at all the water pressure would essentially make it pop out that 1/2 inch and it would run full throttle. I've jiggled, wiggled and tried to unscrew but it just doesn't come out. Is there just something simple that I'm missing here?

Thanks in advance for any help
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