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johnni5

12:30PM | 08/19/08
Member Since: 08/18/08
4 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I have low hot water pressure in my shower. It is a single center knob for changing from cold to warm/hot. The cold water flows fine but when I twist the knob to get hot wwater it slows down considerably and there almost isn't enough pressure to run the shower. There is a u shaped clip that can be removed from the top of the plumbing fixture and I was wondering if the valve in there can be removed and replaced?? Or do I have to replace the whole fixture. It is soldered into the hot and cold water lines inside the wall.

LarryG

01:58PM | 08/19/08
Member Since: 07/22/04
530 lifetime posts
when you said u shaped clip the first thing that came to mind was moen.

if it is, that clip comes out then the cartridge pulls out.

johnni5

02:13PM | 08/19/08
Member Since: 08/18/08
4 lifetime posts
Thank you. It is a Moen. After taking out that "U" clip I tried to pull the part out but it seemed to be stuck. I wasn't sure if it was supposed to be that hard to remove so I stopped.

LarryG

02:24PM | 08/19/08
Member Since: 07/22/04
530 lifetime posts
you might need to buy that puller.

they have it at home depot.it helps a great deal.i think it is worth the investment.

johnni5

02:33PM | 08/19/08
Member Since: 08/18/08
4 lifetime posts
When I pull it out is there a replacement to buy or is there just some kind of a rubber seal in that white plastic part to replace?

LarryG

02:46PM | 08/19/08
Member Since: 07/22/04
530 lifetime posts
replace the whole cartridge and get the brass one not the plastic like you have now.

then when you remove the old one,with it out,turn the water supply on for a half minute to flush everything out then put it back together.

after you're done you may find that the hot and cold is reversed now.(hot right,cold left,)if it is then remove the handle and rotate the stem 180 degrees then it will be correct again.

just my opinion,i'm not a plumber.

johnni5

02:57PM | 08/19/08
Member Since: 08/18/08
4 lifetime posts
You sound like a better plumber than I am. You have really been a great help. I have never hesitated to try fixing something but I like to know a little about what I'm "tearing" apart.

:) Thanks again!

LarryG

03:08PM | 08/19/08
Member Since: 07/22/04
530 lifetime posts
glad to help.
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