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Old 05-14-2010, 05:25 PM   #1
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Hot & Cold shower "valves" - any actual pictures of how they are put together?


I have been searching all over this forum ... Maybe I don't have the correct term - I have an old fiberglass shower with 2 separate handles - COLD and HOT - for turning on/off the water. I'm trying to figure out how this thing is assembled so that I know how to remove it and possibly repair it. I *think* the stem itself might be bad, if that's what it's called.

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Old 05-14-2010, 06:17 PM   #2
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Hot & Cold shower "valves" - any actual pictures of how they are put together?


Short of posting pictures, if you knew the brand there are folks on here who can help you. are you talking about the old style faucets with washer or washerless?

I've been replacing the washers, valve stems and occasionally faucet seats on my old gerber faucets for years. I can tell you for that style you will need a faucett wrench set. They look like large deep well sockets and use a metal stem through a hole on the end to turn. If the handels are froze on after you remove the center screw, you may need a faucet handle puller. If the seat needs replacing, they make a seat wrench for that. It pays to turn these types of faucets half way on, with the supply shut off of course. Otherwise you run the risk of unscrewing and removing the faucet seat when you unscrew the faucet stem.

Those instructions only aply to the washer type faucet. The washerless is a different animal and has a cartridge that comes out.

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