How to remove flow valve from tub faucet

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Old 10-02-19, 06:27 AM
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How to remove flow valve from tub faucet

I'm not sure if this is the right term for it (aerator?) but how do I remove this from the tub faucet (picture attached)?

We have a small plastic tool to remove the ones in the bathroom sink faucets, but we don't have anything to remove this one. Does it even come out?

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Old 10-02-19, 07:16 AM
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I have a feeling that's not actually an aerator, but instead just a piece of plastic to make the water 'flow nicely'.
As you know, an aerator has a screen on it and some other pieces to restrict the water flow while making it feel like it's more flow - all in the name of water conservation. For a tub, an aerator would defeat the purpose since you obviously want to fill the tub as quickly as possible.

So my guess - it's just plastic and it doesn't come out. To confirm, I would take a thin wire and see if you can push it all the way up into the spout. My money is on that it's open all the way up.
 
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Old 10-02-19, 07:31 AM
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Thank you for your response. So it doesn't come out?
 
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Old 10-02-19, 09:23 AM
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You can visit the manufacturers website and look for a parts diagram. If it's removable they will likely show it as a separate piece. You can also call the manufacturers tech support and ask if it's removable.
 
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Old 10-02-19, 09:51 AM
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Great, thank you. I will try that.
 
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