3 handle shower/tub faucets
The diverter stem with the cover and handle on the shower side has been removed and the stem is exposed, the rod is a little wobbly but not leaking.
I just changed out the hot and cold stems and thought why not get all three done.
I have access behind the wall and using a 3/4 open end wrench I attempted to remove the center stem.. Going counterclockwise the thing didn't budge (unlike the hot and cold stems, counterclockwise worked for easy replacement). I thought for a minute and decided to try clockwise rotation being careful not to force anything or damage the head of the nut. It started to move and was able to loosen it all the way but seemed to run into a problem, a threaded disk the size of the bottom of a soda can came out from what appears to be some cover from the valve itself. With the threaded disk attached to the stem it doesn't fit through the wall hole for closer inspection. Any ideas??
I replaced all pieces and the shower works fine but I'd really like to replace that center stem.
Last edited by phunam04; 02-26-2009 at 04:44 AM.