I am having a problem with my bathroom shower faucets. I have a leak in my bathroom shower taps. I have a Jameco faucet and I found new stems for the hot and cold. replaces the hot water side with no problems...then I started on the cold water side and the stem was totally stuck to the housing. It was so stuck that when I used penetrating oil and gave it some force, the whole housing came undone. I have tried everything to get the stem loose to no avail. The guy at the hardware store told me that maybe a mechanic would be able to get it loose. I thought that maybe I could just buy a new seat and housing and everything would be good but now I found out from the supply store that I cant get a new housing...just the seat. So Im at my wits ens as to what to do with this. Ive been told NOT to heat the stem as it will make the problem worse. Does anyone have any ideas with regards to this ? Any help is greatly appreciated !
The part I called the outer fitting and I think you are calling the housing is evidently called the "gland". Do you have the stem-packing nut-gland assembly removed from the body of the shower mixing valve?
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