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    Hello, I am new here and im sort in a bit trouble. I was attempting to repair my motherin laws leaky shower and in trying to take of the valve I broke it. Can this be repairable or am I screwed??

  • #2
    Re: shower valve broken

    Depending on the valve brand. Post a photo of the parts and we will guide you to a solution.

    Had to be the mother in law on mothers day

    Rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: shower valve broken

      Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
      Depending on the valve brand. Post a photo of the parts and we will guide you to a solution.

      Had to be the mother in law on mothers day

      Rick.
      WOW!! the mil!! better fix that ASAP!!

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      • #4
        Re: shower valve broken

        Amazing I responded within 3 minutes of his post and no answer, photo.

        Maybe the mother in law got him.

        Rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
          Re: shower valve broken

          maybe he broke the camera too
          ~~

          ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder

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          • #6
            Re: shower valve broken

            Lol sorry for the no response, photo something else came up and needed my attention and with it being mothers day my attention was elsewhere. Rick- i got pictures however i am having difficulty uploading them

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            • #7
              Re: shower valve broken

              I hope this works and I apologize once again for the delay.
              Attached Files

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              • #8
                Re: shower valve broken

                Wow! Usually when I see them that bad they get replaced, unless I can get the parts easily. (What's the brand?) Still, you may need to have rear access to the valve to get the parts to come out.
                ~~

                ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder

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                • #9
                  Re: shower valve broken

                  So rear access will be hard since that shower backs up to another shower. is there anyway I can attempt to grab that broken part and turn it??

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                  • #10
                    Re: shower valve broken

                    all is not lost yet as i feel all you need is a new stem. can you post a photo of the other stem with trim on and trim off. see if i can id the valve.

                    rick.
                    phoebe it is

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                    • #11
                      Re: shower valve broken

                      Originally posted by jaz27 View Post
                      So rear access will be hard since that shower backs up to another shower. is there anyway I can attempt to grab that broken part and turn it??

                      Maybe vice grips or similar. If you are very careful with a torch, heating the valve body may help loosen the stem. Dont char the walls or start a fire where you cant reach it.
                      ~~

                      ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder

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                      • #12
                        Re: shower valve broken

                        Yea i can take a picture of the other side tomorrow and hopefully i can be in my mil good graces.
                        If i start a fire now it would seal my banishment from the family lol.
                        So maybe attempting to turn it can still help??

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                        • #13
                          Re: shower valve broken

                          A name on the handles always help. Also a photo of the trim, handles. Along with a photo of the good stem still installed.

                          Is this unique to the 1 bathroom, or is a similar one in the other room?

                          Rick.
                          phoebe it is

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                          • #14
                            Re: shower valve broken

                            This set up is only on this bathroom, the other is just a standing shower and uses another set up.
                            I really hope that I can get this fixed since the one I "broke" is the hot water and it's just leaking water so I can only imagine that the water and gas bill will be pretty high is not fixed soon.
                            Too bad this is the MIL. :/

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                            • #15
                              Re: shower valve broken

                              Worst case you can always call in a real plumber ?
                              JERRYMAC
                              E-MAILJERRYMAC777@GMAIL.COM
                              CALIF. LIC. PLBG,HEAT,DRAINS,ELECTRIC,WATER HEATER, BOILER, POOL AND SPA HEATER
                              FIRE SPRINKLER CONTRACTOR,
                              SINCE JAN. 1989

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