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Old 06-08-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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How do I remove round shower stems?

I have a slow leak from my bath/shower. I have taken it all apart and I am stuck. I have brass shower stems that are completely round. There is no hexagonal part to help with removal. What should I do??
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Cannel locks or vice grips right on the brass but make sure it is screwed in.Careful with other fittings tho.


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Old 06-08-2011, 10:04 PM   #3
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Uhhh...pipe wrench. Channel locks or vice grips don't grab like pipe wrenches. The force applied to them is primarily used for grip and not torque, where as a pipe wrench, most of your force is transferred into torque.
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