In my attempt to replace the cartridge to my Moen 4570 widespread faucet, I had to torch out the plastic retainer nut--this is after I wailed on it with a screwdriver and hammer for a bit, thus marring a significant amount of internal threading. I will probably be able to use a steel pipe to straighten some of it back out, after I finish scraping out all the plastic residue from the nut. My question is: will having imperfect internal threads affect the seal or performance of the faucet? If so, I'll save my parts money and buy a new faucet. A new valve is more expensive than refurbishing is worth, but if I can get away with buying a new retainer nut, which seems to come as part of the stem extension kit, I'll go that way.
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Moen Monticello Plastic Demon