Removing a stripped seat in faucet?

Old 12-19-06, 05:41 PM
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Exclamation Removing a stripped seat in faucet?

i have a seat where the square insert for the tool is stripped out.....what is the best way to remove it? drill it?
Old 12-20-06, 10:10 AM
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Try applying some liquid wrench and let sit overnight. Place a wooden block up against the faucet and tap with a light hammer to help the liquid wrench work its way down through the threads.
Next, you will need a tool called an Easy Out. These usually come in sets of three or four available at most home center tool areas.
You can use a regular wrench to twist the tool counterclockwise to extract the seat of the faucet or a Tee wrench.
A lot of times, the seats of faucets are frozen in so tight, that applying heat from a torch may be required. But this may damage the faucet finish or the surrounding area. Take care and good luck.
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Hi Try to drive the tool into the seat to cut new goooves the tool is steel and the seat is brass. Caution be gentle and don't drive the tool into the valve behind the seat. When you try to turn the seat out apply as much forward pressure on the tool while you turn it as you can.
Good luck Woodbutcher

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