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Old 07-18-2014, 06:25 PM   #1
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When pulling out a moen cartridge it broke in half. How can the half inside the pipe/valve/brass be removed? Drill, melted or other sugestrions.

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You can salvage that--however, you must be careful not to damage the valve body--if you do--you are going to have to rip out the entire valve--

You can drill out as much of the plastic as you can--grab the broken stem with needle nosed vise grips and pull---

Plummen (a member) posted his method a few weeks back---I'll see if I can find it and post a link--Mike---

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So far so good, at least it seems, I drilled, chiseled and pulled(With needle pliers) and it came out, cleaned a little and install new cartridge, water is flowing normally. Now I was as careful as possible, How do I know that the valve was not damage? what signs should I looked for in making sure everything is fine.
By the way thanks a lot for the tips.
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So far so good, at least it seems, I drilled, chiseled and pulled(With needle pliers) and it came out, cleaned a little and install new cartridge, water is flowing normally. Now I was as careful as possible, How do I know that the valve was not damage? what signs should I looked for in making sure everything is fine.
By the way thanks a lot for the tips.
Nice job. Glad you were able to remove it.

Seriously doubt you caused any damage.

If you wanted to, you could have checked the valve body with a good flashlight before you put in the new cartdrige. If the sealing surface of the valve body was damaged, it would no longer seal properly with a new cartridge and would have to be replaced, imo.

But as you have already stated, you have no drips, leaks or errors, so no need to, you win!.

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