Faucet stem removal

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Old 06-04-13, 06:46 AM
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Faucet stem removal

Hello. I can't figure out how to take this faucet apart. It has a quarter-turn type valve. The handle has become difficult to move to turn on/off the water. Do I remove the hex nut? I can't tell if it is separate from the body. If so, how do I hold back on the threaded body to prevent twisting the supply line? The body appears to be threaded all the way from top to bottom so I can't find a place to hold it without mangling the threads? Try a strap wrench?

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Old 06-04-13, 07:21 AM
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You removed the wrong nut. Only need to remove that one if your removing the whole valve. Put it back on.
The water is off, right?
 
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Old 06-04-13, 07:33 AM
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Yes, the water is off. Yes, I will put the body retaining nut back, but the body still wanted to twist when trying to remove the upper nut. I am thinking about trying a strap wrench to hold the body and some penetrating oil on the upper nut.
 
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Old 06-04-13, 07:59 AM
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Remove the whole body... You will need to hold back on the bottom portion of the body and that will be near impossible with it still mounted in the sink...

You may be able to loosen the bottom nut enough to push it up to get a wrench on the flats...
 
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Old 06-04-13, 08:32 AM
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Thanks. Are you saying there is a flat section of the body between the top and bottom sides of the countertop? This is the cold side--I noticed on the hot side that less of the faucet body shows under the counter, but I didn't take the escutcheon off on that side.
 
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Old 06-04-13, 08:34 AM
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What the brand faucet?????
 
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Old 06-04-13, 09:18 AM
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Are you replacing your faucet or repair the valve? If you are removing it then have you removed the supply lines yet?
 
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Old 06-04-13, 01:09 PM
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I am not sure of the brand and I am just trying to repair the valve.
 
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Old 06-04-13, 02:05 PM
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Tac a pic of the handle and spout. I can usually tell.
 
 

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