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    last year i attempted to repair a leaking grohe deck mounted diverter valve. the tub spout needed to be removed and a new diverter cartridge installed. problem was there was no access in the marble apron to access the valve.

    so i cut a 6'' x 10'' access for a panel and attempt to reach into the space 2' to reach the tub spout and all its connections. i did get it changed, but it still leaked

    in the process i managed to get wedged and was really sore for days. ended up in the hospital a few days later thinking joey was going to sell off my goods

    turns out to be a muscle spasms and not the big one

    so the owner ordered a new complete setup as grohe doesn't sell the spout separately

    this time i got smart and removed the toilet to help out with the space.

    what i couldn't believe was that i actually managed to get it done last year without the toilet removed

    now i look back and think wtf was i thinking

    here's the finished pictures.

    rick.



    cheap toilet for a nice bathroom. l.a. requires low flow toilets when you sell. seller just put in cheap to clear escrow.



    yes, i actually squezed my head and chest between the toilet and panel.



    factory supplied grohe hoses. made it nice to disconnect and remove the spout 2' in.



    nice big tub that's ready for use. they haven't been able to use it since they moved in last year.
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    Last edited by PLUMBER RICK; 06-18-2009, 10:34 AM.
    phoebe it is

  • #2
    Re: Help, i'm stuck

    Did you put in the S.S. Flexes after the access panel was cut in? Or did the initial Installer?

    Nice job regardless!

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    • #3
      Re: Help, i'm stuck

      i replaced 2 that were twisted. the valve comes with them for the inlet and outlet. 4 pieces.

      the owner had to buy the entire valve to get the spout assembly. grohe doesn't sell it as a replacement part

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
        Re: Help, i'm stuck

        You left handed?

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        • #5
          Re: Help, i'm stuck

          I suppose going through the wall was a bad Idea for some reason?

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          • #6
            Re: Help, i'm stuck

            Wow that's been a year already.
            I remember you telling us about it.
            Without reading your description I was going to ask.
            I'll bet it made for a much nicer day.

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            • #7
              Re: Help, i'm stuck

              Originally posted by EasyEman View Post
              I suppose going through the wall was a bad Idea for some reason?
              second floor exterior stucco in the front entry of the house.

              yep, bad idea

              all good now.

              rick.
              phoebe it is

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              • #8
                Re: Help, i'm stuck

                rick now you know why i got out of doing plumbing

                im to big
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                • #9
                  Re: Help, i'm stuck

                  I'm only 5'4 and 120 lbs so it would be not too big an issue for me. I'm always the guy that goes into tight quarters, seeing as I am the smallest. One time i squeezed half my body through a 16" access cover from a step ladder sort of diagonally. Wow was that ever hard to get my shoulders in and out of, just had to do it one at a time ah, the joys of plumbing

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