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Old January 31st 04, 05:25 AM
Bryan Hoyt
 
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Default Help removing a faucet stem

I have a dripping Standard faucet in my bathroom tub. I have managed to
dismantle the faucet so that I am looking at the stem. Problem is, I can't
figure out how to get the stem out. It doesn't unscrew, just rotates in
either direction with no results. It passes through a disc with a hole in
the middle (is this the seat?) and doesn't seem fixed. It just wiggles. It
seems like if I pull hard enough it'll pop out, but I don't want to break
anything. When I did pull on it, I think the disc came out a little bit
with it, but I don't know if the disc is threaded in there. How do I get
the stem out of there so I can check the washer?

Thanks,
Bryan



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Old January 31st 04, 06:19 AM
Marilyn and Bob
 
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You have to remove the bonnet nut that is holding the stem in. To do so you
need a special socket wrench made for this purpose. A set of them
(different sizes) cost only a few dollars. You nay have to remove some
caulking or even have to chip away a little bit of tile to get the wrench
in.
--
Peace,
BobJ

"Bryan Hoyt" wrote in message
...
I have a dripping Standard faucet in my bathroom tub. I have managed to
dismantle the faucet so that I am looking at the stem. Problem is, I

can't
figure out how to get the stem out. It doesn't unscrew, just rotates in
either direction with no results. It passes through a disc with a hole in
the middle (is this the seat?) and doesn't seem fixed. It just wiggles.

It
seems like if I pull hard enough it'll pop out, but I don't want to break
anything. When I did pull on it, I think the disc came out a little bit
with it, but I don't know if the disc is threaded in there. How do I get
the stem out of there so I can check the washer?

Thanks,
Bryan



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Old January 31st 04, 06:19 AM
Marilyn and Bob
 
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Default Help removing a faucet stem

You have to remove the bonnet nut that is holding the stem in. To do so you
need a special socket wrench made for this purpose. A set of them
(different sizes) cost only a few dollars. You nay have to remove some
caulking or even have to chip away a little bit of tile to get the wrench
in.
--
Peace,
BobJ

"Bryan Hoyt" wrote in message
...
I have a dripping Standard faucet in my bathroom tub. I have managed to
dismantle the faucet so that I am looking at the stem. Problem is, I

can't
figure out how to get the stem out. It doesn't unscrew, just rotates in
either direction with no results. It passes through a disc with a hole in
the middle (is this the seat?) and doesn't seem fixed. It just wiggles.

It
seems like if I pull hard enough it'll pop out, but I don't want to break
anything. When I did pull on it, I think the disc came out a little bit
with it, but I don't know if the disc is threaded in there. How do I get
the stem out of there so I can check the washer?

Thanks,
Bryan



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Old January 31st 04, 03:36 PM
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Bryan Hoyt wrote:

I have a dripping Standard faucet in my bathroom tub. I have managed to
dismantle the faucet so that I am looking at the stem. Problem is, I can't
figure out how to get the stem out. It doesn't unscrew, just rotates in
either direction with no results. It passes through a disc with a hole in
the middle (is this the seat?) and doesn't seem fixed. It just wiggles. It
seems like if I pull hard enough it'll pop out, but I don't want to break
anything. When I did pull on it, I think the disc came out a little bit
with it, but I don't know if the disc is threaded in there. How do I get
the stem out of there so I can check the washer?

Thanks,
Bryan


Assuming it really is an American-Standard fixture, they made a
number of different designs.
The "Aqua-Seal" stem uses a rubber "Top Hat" instead of a washer
and looks like this:
http://hardware.everything-warehouse...-Aqua-Seal-Fi/

In this case, yes, you have to yank it out as the Top Hat gets stuck.

The seat is further back in there and requires a seat wrench to
loosen. Inspect the seat carefully for nicks.

Jim
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Old January 31st 04, 03:36 PM
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Default Help removing a faucet stem

Bryan Hoyt wrote:

I have a dripping Standard faucet in my bathroom tub. I have managed to
dismantle the faucet so that I am looking at the stem. Problem is, I can't
figure out how to get the stem out. It doesn't unscrew, just rotates in
either direction with no results. It passes through a disc with a hole in
the middle (is this the seat?) and doesn't seem fixed. It just wiggles. It
seems like if I pull hard enough it'll pop out, but I don't want to break
anything. When I did pull on it, I think the disc came out a little bit
with it, but I don't know if the disc is threaded in there. How do I get
the stem out of there so I can check the washer?

Thanks,
Bryan


Assuming it really is an American-Standard fixture, they made a
number of different designs.
The "Aqua-Seal" stem uses a rubber "Top Hat" instead of a washer
and looks like this:
http://hardware.everything-warehouse...-Aqua-Seal-Fi/

In this case, yes, you have to yank it out as the Top Hat gets stuck.

The seat is further back in there and requires a seat wrench to
loosen. Inspect the seat carefully for nicks.

Jim


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Old January 31st 04, 05:04 PM
Bryan Hoyt
 
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Default Help removing a faucet stem

Thanks, but the bonnet nut is already out. The stem is partly on the other
side of what I think is the seat. Do I just pull it through the seat?

"Marilyn and Bob" wrote in message
...
You have to remove the bonnet nut that is holding the stem in. To do so

you
need a special socket wrench made for this purpose. A set of them
(different sizes) cost only a few dollars. You nay have to remove some
caulking or even have to chip away a little bit of tile to get the wrench
in.
--
Peace,
BobJ

"Bryan Hoyt" wrote in message
...
I have a dripping Standard faucet in my bathroom tub. I have managed to
dismantle the faucet so that I am looking at the stem. Problem is, I

can't
figure out how to get the stem out. It doesn't unscrew, just rotates in
either direction with no results. It passes through a disc with a hole

in
the middle (is this the seat?) and doesn't seem fixed. It just wiggles.

It
seems like if I pull hard enough it'll pop out, but I don't want to

break
anything. When I did pull on it, I think the disc came out a little bit
with it, but I don't know if the disc is threaded in there. How do I

get
the stem out of there so I can check the washer?

Thanks,
Bryan





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Old January 31st 04, 05:04 PM
Bryan Hoyt
 
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Default Help removing a faucet stem

Thanks, but the bonnet nut is already out. The stem is partly on the other
side of what I think is the seat. Do I just pull it through the seat?

"Marilyn and Bob" wrote in message
...
You have to remove the bonnet nut that is holding the stem in. To do so

you
need a special socket wrench made for this purpose. A set of them
(different sizes) cost only a few dollars. You nay have to remove some
caulking or even have to chip away a little bit of tile to get the wrench
in.
--
Peace,
BobJ

"Bryan Hoyt" wrote in message
...
I have a dripping Standard faucet in my bathroom tub. I have managed to
dismantle the faucet so that I am looking at the stem. Problem is, I

can't
figure out how to get the stem out. It doesn't unscrew, just rotates in
either direction with no results. It passes through a disc with a hole

in
the middle (is this the seat?) and doesn't seem fixed. It just wiggles.

It
seems like if I pull hard enough it'll pop out, but I don't want to

break
anything. When I did pull on it, I think the disc came out a little bit
with it, but I don't know if the disc is threaded in there. How do I

get
the stem out of there so I can check the washer?

Thanks,
Bryan





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Old January 31st 04, 08:17 PM
Bryan Hoyt
 
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got it. thanks for the help.

"Bryan Hoyt" wrote in message
...
I have a dripping Standard faucet in my bathroom tub. I have managed to
dismantle the faucet so that I am looking at the stem. Problem is, I

can't
figure out how to get the stem out. It doesn't unscrew, just rotates in
either direction with no results. It passes through a disc with a hole in
the middle (is this the seat?) and doesn't seem fixed. It just wiggles.

It
seems like if I pull hard enough it'll pop out, but I don't want to break
anything. When I did pull on it, I think the disc came out a little bit
with it, but I don't know if the disc is threaded in there. How do I get
the stem out of there so I can check the washer?

Thanks,
Bryan




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Old January 31st 04, 08:17 PM
Bryan Hoyt
 
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Default Help removing a faucet stem

got it. thanks for the help.

"Bryan Hoyt" wrote in message
...
I have a dripping Standard faucet in my bathroom tub. I have managed to
dismantle the faucet so that I am looking at the stem. Problem is, I

can't
figure out how to get the stem out. It doesn't unscrew, just rotates in
either direction with no results. It passes through a disc with a hole in
the middle (is this the seat?) and doesn't seem fixed. It just wiggles.

It
seems like if I pull hard enough it'll pop out, but I don't want to break
anything. When I did pull on it, I think the disc came out a little bit
with it, but I don't know if the disc is threaded in there. How do I get
the stem out of there so I can check the washer?

Thanks,
Bryan






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