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Old 11-17-2012, 02:15 PM   #1
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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!

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Old 11-17-2012, 04:53 PM   #2
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Try more heat, and if that doesnt work use a mini hacksaw to cut the bonnet off.

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Old 11-17-2012, 04:57 PM   #3
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:10 PM   #4
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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?
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Need help fixing leak to Delta Monitor 1400 series shower/tub faucet
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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...
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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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