I hope I provide enough details/information so that I can get some
good feedback. And yes, I have googled til I'm blue, but don't come
up with what I'm looking for.
Problem dates back to a water softener. Some how the catalytic beads
in the shower escaped into the water system. The softener is long
gone and replaced.
Afterwards, problems began in the water heater. Constant replacing
elements and low output. We finally replaced the water heater, but
noticed a sludge buildup in the water heater that leads me to think
the bead and their resultant sludge breakdown was the problem in the
About that same time as the water softener episode, the shower faucets
exhibited a marked reduction in pressure. I've cleaned screens, and
the casual things that one can do. The water pressure in all other
areas of the house are good and high. Volume and pressure is good in
all other faucets.
I haven't called a plumber in yet, because I think I can remedy this
by getting to and changing the seats/springs. I think, based on what
I saw in the water heater connections that I have particulate impeding
I HAVE gone to my plumber supply and gotten parts list and parts
My question here, is how to remove the stem, and guts to get to the
seat and springs on the temperature side. I have a link to photos.
The volume side is a no brainer, it has an euschutcheon. It's the
temperature side that I'm curious as to how it comes out. My plumbing
supply is ordering pretty much everything inside on the temperature
side, and just seats and springs on the volume side.
Once again, any advice on how to remove the temperature guts will be
Here's the link to plumbing photos. (copy and paste)
Thank you, thank you and thank you!!