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Tahlg 01-08-2012 02:50 PM

Replacing tub diverter and we are stuck
 
I am following helpful posts on this forum to replace a failing tub diverter. Our spout does not have a set screw so I have deduced that it is a threaded model. I have removed the caulk and used a pipe wrench. I have used a fair amount of torque and it doesn't want to break loose. I just don't want to shear off the pipe - not sure if I could do that. Just would rather not turn a small fix into a giant problem. Is this normal? Just thinking that scale and corrosion might have locked things up a little. Should I just give it 100% or is it time to call in a pro?

Redwood 01-08-2012 03:32 PM

I often smash the outer shell off and use a holdback wrench when they are difficult.

isola96 01-08-2012 06:16 PM

Upload a pic might help us on we're to grab it from and make shore you have the hot and cold on tub mode not shower just in case.


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