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Robert
No cold water in the tub even with the valve removed.

Hi,

Working on developing my diy skills and have run into a good one.  I was replacing the cartridge out of a moen tub, because the cold water was no longer working.  After removing it i decided to test if the lines might have issues.  With the valve out and the cold water mains turned on there is no water coming out of the faucet housing.  How ever if I turn on the sink, water runs out of the tub faucet housing, slowly but it does run some. 

Any ideas on next steps or a direction to go?

Robert

JLMCDANIEL
Re: No cold water in the tub even with the valve removed.

Look for a shutoff valve that may have a failed rubber washer .

Jack

Robert
Re: No cold water in the tub even with the valve removed.

Well after replacing the valve stem i worked out that it is the pressure balancing spool. Down side ot hasn't unscrewed in probably 30 to 40 years. Any suggestions. 

JLMCDANIEL
Re: No cold water in the tub even with the valve removed.

Keep spraying CLR on it for a feww days to see if that will loosen it.

Jack

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