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  • Moen Cartridge core: Easy-Out or 1/2" Tap Method??

    When trying to replace an ancient Moen 1200 brass/chrome cartridge and the guts come out only leaving you the core behind.... you prefer using a #6 easy out, or the 1/2" tap method?

    When using the 1/2" tap method, do you drop a dowel in the faucet body to push out the old moen core or just a stack of washers or socket placed against the head of the bolt?

    I do know they make a core puller that locks into place, but that's always a last option.

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    Re: Moen Cartridge core: Easy-Out or 1/2" Tap Method??

    The moen tool is my first option and never fails. Get the one with the pin and little 3/8 compression sleeve.

    Rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: Moen Cartridge core: Easy-Out or 1/2" Tap Method??

      Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
      The moen tool is my first option and never fails. Get the one with the pin and little 3/8 compression sleeve.

      Rick.
      I have to buy one of these tools,any chance of a photo Rick,
      Thanks again

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        Re: Moen Cartridge core: Easy-Out or 1/2" Tap Method??

        They have them at the box stores in the moen alle
        JERRYMAC
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        SINCE JAN. 1989

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        • #5
          Re: Moen Cartridge core: Easy-Out or 1/2" Tap Method??

          Originally posted by JERRYMAC View Post
          They have them at the box stores in the moen alle
          Thanks for that Jerry,
          I just haven't seen anything like that in Canada.
          Cheers all the same

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          • #6
            Re: Moen Cartridge core: Easy-Out or 1/2" Tap Method??

            Originally posted by greekguy7 View Post
            When trying to replace an ancient Moen 1200 brass/chrome cartridge and the guts come out only leaving you the core behind.... you prefer using a #6 easy out, or the 1/2" tap method?

            When using the 1/2" tap method, do you drop a dowel in the faucet body to push out the old moen core or just a stack of washers or socket placed against the head of the bolt?

            I do know they make a core puller that locks into place, but that's always a last option.
            You should be pushing the Moen cartridge puller that you guys have behind the counter I saw one at the Westmont Xpress branch this morning!

            Using a tap or an easy out on a faucet would most definitely be my last resort. Like Rick, I always go to the Moen tool first. The key is to get the cartridge to rotate first BEFORE pulling!

            -Chris

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            • #7
              Re: Moen Cartridge core: Easy-Out or 1/2" Tap Method??

              Originally posted by robie View Post
              I have to buy one of these tools,any chance of a photo Rick,
              Thanks again
              i'm not sure if this is the tool rick was referring to: but here goes.

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