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Old 01-08-2012, 02:50 PM  
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Default 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?



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Old 01-08-2012, 03:32 PM  
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I often smash the outer shell off and use a holdback wrench when they are difficult.

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Old 01-08-2012, 06:16 PM  
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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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