I have a Streamway older model mobile home tub faucet, small, mid 70's model. The seat on the hot side has broken off,so when I removed it, it somehow cross threaded the valve body slightly, or "burred" up the entry groove. The size is 1/2" diameter ,with 24 thread count (1/2 #24) Now the valve seat wont fit ,it seems to not have that "thread needed on the valve body" to grip the seat .When looking at the valve body seat hole ,it's just slightly roughed up I think. I cannot find a tap in that threadcount size at any Lowes,or Ace hardware. Found one online though ,only around 10 bux shipping and all.
I hear I can also re-tap it using a 9/16 24 tap, but just wanna be sure!
Should I re-tap it,run a bolt through it,replace it, etc...?
Any tricks of the trade??
Any suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated !