Stuck Set Screw

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Old 11-14-14, 10:43 AM
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Stuck Set Screw

I have a delta shower valve that is leaking pretty badly. I know how to switch out the valve, but I can't budge the set screw on the handle. I have soaked it with penetrating oil, but no go. I would rather not drill it out. So any other options or tricks?
 
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Old 11-14-14, 01:31 PM
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100% your using the right sized wrench. It needs to fit tight and not wiggle at all.
100% sure you turning in the right direction. Confusing since it's sitting backwards from where your facing.
It needs to go clock wise facing from the sink side.
 
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Old 11-14-14, 02:10 PM
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Yep to to all of the above. 100% sure.

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Old 11-14-14, 02:20 PM
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Hit it with some CLR or other cleaner that will handle calcium or lime build up. Most likely the culprit. It will eventually free, but may take some time to dissolve the buildup.
 
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Old 11-14-14, 03:46 PM
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Wow-thanks I hadn't even thought of calcium build up, and we have really high calcium content in our water! I'll give it a try tonight. All I have is vinegar, which I use all the time to remove cacium from our toilets. Thanks again.
 
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Old 11-17-14, 02:19 PM
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Hope you got it out. I always put a little grease on the set screw, the faucet stem and the bonnet nut.
 
 

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