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    I was going to get me an impact wrench to get apart a Kohler Trend tub valve. You know they so hard to get apart if you dont have one. Your regular tub wrenches don't usually work.

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    A 15/16 deep impact works very well on Trend tub valve stems.
    The problem usually encountered is a lack of clearance around the stem
    to allow for the use of thick walled sockets. On a tile wall, this can
    be a challenge. I use this shop made tool fashioned from a 1 3/4 carbide
    hole saw drilled and tapped to fit a long, threaded escutcheon adapter
    which, being hollow, fits over the protruding stem and centers the saw
    for a cutting a nice, neat hole that can be easily covered by the trim ring.
    A piece of round steel stock is brazed to the other end for chucking into a drill.
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    Last edited by Big Jim; 06-26-2011, 08:25 AM.

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      Re: Kohler Trend

      nice work jim.

      mark and i have a discontinued tool called "expose a valve"

      prety much does what you's does, but an adjustablle depth stop and centering bushings. much more commercail carbide holesaw body.

      very nice design on your end jim.

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
        Re: Kohler Trend

        Actually, the kudos go to another guy in our shop.
        His name in Rick, also. He doesn't participate on the
        forum but I know he will read this.

        Old style valve stem repairs are becoming rarer.

        That tool is over 15 yrs. old and while the hole saw is getting
        a little dull, it will still cut tile.
        Last edited by Big Jim; 06-26-2011, 12:06 PM.

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        • #5
          Re: Kohler Trend

          I love it. thank you

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