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Chris
troublesome bath faucet stem removal

Have an old Alsons brand tub faucet with a flanged part at the end that will not allow plate to be removed to access nut to remove stem. Have tried clamping stem shaft and twisting it off with wrench with no results. Any suggestions on how to remove this

Mastercarpentry
Re: troublesome bath faucet stem removal

Have you tried turning it the other way? Left-hand threads are more common than you think.

Phil

HoustonRemodeler
Re: troublesome bath faucet stem removal

Sometimes a small turn in the wrong direction breaks the rust and allows turning in the proper direction

ed21
Re: troublesome bath faucet stem removal

I always like to put a little liquid wrench in old corroded threads, even if the corrosion can't be seen.

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