shower diverter faucet/valve problem


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Old 04-21-07, 06:06 PM
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Angry shower diverter faucet/valve problem

I am trying to remove the diverter valve from the wall of my shower. At this time I have exhausted all my efforts and I am looking for some other info. The situation is that I was trying to remove the diverter valve by using the tool included in a remodeling kit. Well the nuts on the brass valve are now stripped. Can anyone help me with this??

What should I do next.
Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 04-22-07, 03:54 AM
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Welcome to the forums! If you were using the proper tool, how did you manage to strip the nut head? It may come down, now to using vice grips in order to loosen it up. Could you post a picture of the situation on a site such as photobucket.com and give us the url?
 
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Old 04-24-07, 12:41 PM
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Red face Photo url to diverter problem

Below are three links to the photos. The quality is low, but hopefully you can help the image. Thanks for the asssitance. Also, I have not tried vise grips, but if I did, I would probably have to try the needlenose type, due to the fact that I cannot remove the tube encasement. so please advise.
I think I managed to strip the nuts by removing the compression nut first, but I still don't think that did it. Do you have a suggestion for removal of the stainless steel pipe around the valve?? thanks

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u207/sbodane/showersnafu001.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u207/sbodane/showersnafu002.jpg
http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u207/sbodane/showersnafu001.jpg
 
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Old 04-24-07, 06:16 PM
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The stainless/chrome tube will just unscrew if you can grip it. Don't put pliers on it where it will damage the threads, as your cover has to match up to it. Are you using the spark plug type socket trying to remove the stem? Purchase a set and see if they will work better than the one included in the kit.
And in order to get better pictures, hold down the shutter button half way and let it focus, rather than just pressing it quickly.
 
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Old 05-06-07, 04:14 PM
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Whew, I've been gone for a while.

I tried to unscrew it by hand, but I ended up squezing it so hard that the tube started collapsing. Also, I have tried the "spark-plug" type set for removal, with the same results. So, I am at my whits ends and still no new progress. What do you suggest at this time??
 
 

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