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Plumb crazy 11-17-2012 02:15 PM

Newbie in a bind
 
Greetings All,
I am new to the forum and an hoping I can get some help.
I am in the middle of changing out my Delta 1400 Series cartridge in my shower and for the life of me I cannot remove the brass bonnet (nut) holding the cartridge in.
A friend implied that it may have welded itself on over the years and I may have to purchase an entire valve body and rip half the tiles off to replace.
Any tricks on getting this bonnet off.
I have tried channels, pipe wrenches, penetrant and even a little heat.
Exaspirated!

DidIDoThat 11-17-2012 04:53 PM

Try more heat, and if that doesnt work use a mini hacksaw to cut the bonnet off.

joecaption 11-17-2012 04:57 PM

Got a picture?

ddawg16 11-17-2012 09:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DidIDoThat (Post 1054470)
Try more heat, and if that doesnt work use a mini hacksaw to cut the bonnet off.

Wouldn't that mean that you would have to replace the rough-in valve?

Or, do you mean just cut the collar of the bonnet?

joecaption 11-17-2012 09:42 PM

http://www.diychatroom.com/f7/need-h...-faucet-14227/

ddawg16 11-17-2012 09:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1054721)

I don't have one of those....but I found the thread interesting.....

I like the trick of using emmery cloth as a friction device...

Plumb crazy 11-18-2012 08:52 AM

Many thanks for your replies.
I have gone to HD and purchased a new valve body and will call a pro in to rough it in.
Not looking forward to ripping the tiles and backboard off however this puppy is simply not budging and I fear I will rip the whole assembly out of the wall.


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