Have a leaking "old style" Delta shower valve. Tried to get the nut that
holds the ball down off. It's not wanting to let go. Any hints on how to go
about this without ruining the valve?
The last time I tried this was on a single lever sink. It beat me, had to
swap out the whole assembly. This one would be a lot harder to replace:)
There's a tool for that which looks a bit like a small spanner wrench.
It comes with the repair kit usually. That one gets a good bite on the
slots. A shot or two of PB Blaster with a little time to let it soak
might coax it along a bit.
Was trying to get the bonnet nut off, the cam was loose. Here is what I
tried. Used a heavy hammer to buck and a small hammer to tap all around the
edge. No luck. Then I used a large channel lock to squeeze all around it. No
luck. Got the small chisel and started tapping at a hard angle around the
edge. Came right off. It's all back together and seems to be fine. Whew!
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