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hwy90blues

08:52AM | 11/27/06
Member Since: 11/26/06
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Bvplumbing
Here's what happened I took a shower everything works fine. Wife gets in shower moments later and there is no water to the tub or shower. You turn on the valves and you get a rush sound in the pipes, but then the sound stops and nothing comes out of the spout or shower. I don't hear it leaking anywhere, like behind the wall its like the pipe is clogged. I recently replaced the wall stems before this happened, maybe I did something wrong but it worked fine for a couple of months. Any advice would be great.

KOKOMO

08:05AM | 12/03/06
Member Since: 12/02/06
2 lifetime posts
Sure wish someone would answer you, as I have the same problem.

I replaced the cartridge and that didn't help. I don't think there is air in the line.....???????

KOKOMO

09:31AM | 12/03/06
Member Since: 12/02/06
2 lifetime posts
Looks like I’m responding to my own problem/question

The problem is caused by the 2 turn-off screws (hot & cold) on either side of the cartridge. I turned off the water at the MAIN, released the pressure in the lines, and then removed each of the "screwdriver type valves with a socket wrench. Cleaned them both with a wire brush, opened them up all the way and made sure the grommet was seated and replaced them, leaving them open. Turned the main back on and I had all the pressure that I was supposed to have. My E-mail address – ArtPekarek@aol.com


hwy90blues

01:14PM | 12/03/06
Member Since: 11/26/06
3 lifetime posts
I'll give it a try and let you know if that worked for me.

hwy90blues

01:38PM | 12/16/06
Member Since: 11/26/06
3 lifetime posts
removed the stems and found the washer eaten up on one of them. Replaced it, but still no water. Racking my brain I just could not believe there was no water coming out a facet that was open (both hot and cold). Decided to remove the stem to see if there was water behind it....guess what? There was a lot of water behind it. After getting the water turned off and dried off I put the stem back in, turned on the water at the street. I still have no water in that tub...everywhere else in the house, but not that tub or shower. So here's some new questions is the problem in the mechanism contained within the stems? I used plumber's tape on the threads of the stems (not over the holes though)is it possible that I am getting it too air tight?

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