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Old 01-13-2013, 10:57 AM   #16
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You did shut the water off and relieve the pressure before removing the stem, right?

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I've got the special sockets for the valve stem. I haven't removed any stems yet. Why does the entire stem need to be replaced? I thought I could put on new washers and valve packing and be done with it.
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I've got the special sockets for the valve stem. I haven't removed any stems yet. Why does the entire stem need to be replaced? I thought I could put on new washers and valve packing and be done with it.
You may not have to replace the entire stem. You can rebuild them as long as they aren't worn or damaged. I keep rebuild parts on hand for mine because i have so many, but i would also recommend changing the stem seats while they are out (use plumber's grease on them also). If they are original, they likely need it. It takes about a minute to do each one, and it only costs a couple of bucks. I learned the hard way it's better to do it now than have to pull'em again later.

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O.K. I'm pouring WD40 on the remaining two handles. Maybe in a week they'll loosen up.
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I'm going to have to get one of these to pull the last two handles. Will it definitely definitely work?

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It's not going to slip over the end of the handle like the non-clamping tool I've got?
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I'm going to have to get one of these to pull the last two handles. Will it definitely definitely work?

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It's not going to slip over the end of the handle like the non-clamping tool I've got?
I don't think so. The pointed shaft part of that tool would need to push against the top of the stem, not the handle. I guess you could thread a longer bolt in the stem which will stick out further. I'm still not sure it would work, but it might. Have you tried heating them?

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Lightfoot - What would you recommend heating them with?

jagans - No such thing as a dumb question, right?

The Chinese stuff is hit-and-miss. I bought a pair of cable pliers that broke the first time I used them. I've bought tools that are more than adequate for my needs, but wouldn't hold up under professional use. I've bought hobby items that were excellent, at a few time less the cost of the American or European counterpart, which I couldn't have afforded. The trick is to get on the internet and see what experiences others are having. Or be rich and always buy the best quality American or European stuff, but that strategy isn't going to work for most Americans anymore.
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Lightfoot - What would you recommend heating them with?
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I think you'll need a good plumber to fix the issue.

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