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Old 07-27-2010, 11:08 PM   #1
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My mom's hot water faucet handle and stem completely snapped off. This is the only tub/shower in the house and it has no hot water. As a temporary solution I took an old vacuum cleaner hose and attached it to the bathroom sink. If you want a hot bath you have to slide the hose onto the bathroom faucet and drop the other end in the tub and wait a small eternity to fill up the tub. Well that was 2 years ago! Everyone is sick of taking vacuum cleaner hose showers!

I tried to disassemble the valve but got stuck when I couldn't figure out how to get the broken stem out. The valve is the recessed type. I realize I need a deep set socket wrench but after looking inside the recess I don't see a nut to grab onto. I've read instructions on how to replace the valve but how can I even get it out when there seems to be no nut?

I don't see a nut...do you?
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It appears that you removed the bonnet nut. The stem nut may be hidden behind that trim ring. Looks like it might unscrew. See if you can get it off.
Any idea of the brand? Pics of the whole thing including handles and spout might be helpful to I.D.

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I've read instructions on how to replace the valve but how can I even get it out when there seems to be no nut?
If you're trying to replace it rather than rebuild it, it appears you can just unscrew the brass escutcheon (trim) and pull it out from behind the wall.

Considering its age, it may be difficult to find parts for and may not be a standard 8 inch center, in which case you would need a retro-fit face plate to cover the old holes.

Consider Chicago or Central Brass for a replacement tub/shower kit.
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It appears that you removed the bonnet nut. The stem nut may be hidden behind that trim ring. Looks like it might unscrew. See if you can get it off.
Any idea of the brand? Pics of the whole thing including handles and spout might be helpful to I.D.
When I read that it made me think back to when I disassembled it; I did recall removing a large brass nut. I gave what remained of the broken stem 20 seconds of wiggling and out it came...
Thanks!...I just hope the new stem comes with a bonnet nut because the old one has completely disappeared.

The valves I see online don't look like this one. I don't know if I can find a part. The house was built in the mid-50s. But here is a pic of the broken stem...

My mom is supposed to be getting the bathroom redone (probably next year): new tub and faucets, new vanity, toilet, etc. and any kind of way to get the shower working would be appreciated by all until the remodel!
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Take the stem to a wholesale plumbing supply house. If they don't know what it is, they'll have a picture chart to match it up.
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Take the stem to a wholesale plumbing supply house. If they don't know what it is, they'll have a picture chart to match it up.
I was just researching some in the area. I know Home Depot and Lowe's wouldn't have this...I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the stem's intact twin exists somewhere within a 30 mile radius...
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Northeast Ohio...

I was trying to find a match online but when I look up "faucet valve" or "valve stem" so many things come up that aren't it it makes it impossible to sort through and find what I'm looking for...plus it's 50+ years old and there's no manufacturer's name.

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Northeast Ohio...

I was trying to find a match online but when I look up "faucet valve" or "valve stem" so many things come up that aren't it it makes it impossible to sort through and find what I'm looking for...plus it's 50+ years old and there's no manufacturer's name.
Try this

http://www.ferguson.com/FergusonLoca....action?R=1041

If they don't have it, they should be able to tell you who will in your area.
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Try this

http://www.ferguson.com/FergusonLoca....action?R=1041

If they don't have it, they should be able to tell you who will in your area.
I found a website that has odd stems: http://www.faucetstems.com/index.php

Problem is since the stem is broken I don't know the exact length and how many grooves it has. I'm wary to disassemble the cold water one in case that gets ruined too!
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