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Canít remove leaking shower cartridge

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Old 12-14-20, 09:20 PM
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Canít remove leaking shower cartridge


I have tried a strap wrench on the cover to no avail, probably out close to 60 lb of torque on it, broke the strap wrench. the brand on the cover plate was price pfister but not positive that plate and this match. Soak it in something? Any ideas appreciated?
 

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12-14-20, 09:34 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

I'm pretty sure that's a Delta faucet. It doesn't use a cartridge. It uses replacement rubber fittings that come as a kit. That chrome nut gets unscrewed and can be very tight. I use a big pair of Channel Lock pliers to remove it. Sometimes it gets scratched but can be replaced.

This video may be helpful...... Delta shower valve
 
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Old 12-14-20, 09:28 PM
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2 methods to remove a stuck Delta Bonnet nut.

1) Heat it with a torch
2) Score the side of it with a grinder or Dremmel

Use a waterpump pliers or a pipe wrench to loosen it.

You will need to replace the bonnet nut once you have ruined it by one of these methods.
 
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Welcome to the forums.

I'm pretty sure that's a Delta faucet. It doesn't use a cartridge. It uses replacement rubber fittings that come as a kit. That chrome nut gets unscrewed and can be very tight. I use a big pair of Channel Lock pliers to remove it. Sometimes it gets scratched but can be replaced.

This video may be helpful...... Delta shower valve
 
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Thanks all, already ruined it with the biggest channel locks I have, will try torch than dremel and post results of my destruction.
 
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Old 12-14-20, 10:49 PM
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Thats a Delta with the Ball, Watch the torque, can rip the attaching copper pipes right off, go for the heat wrench!
 
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A torch can be quick but you will damage the plastic parts inside. Careful cutting with a Dremel is slower but you don't have to buy as many parts to get it working again. And, I would assume you don't have shut off valves for this faucet so you may want to have the replacement parts on hand before you start. Otherwise the water for the house will have to remain turned off until you complete the faucet repair.
 
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