I have two faucet valve seats that I've been roadblocked with. It looks perfectly round in appearance:
Things I've tried:
- Penetration Oil
- Hammer + Screwdriver
- Seat Wrench
After watching a couple hours worth of youtube tutorials, it seems most valves have faucet seats. However I did come across an article and a forum post that made me double-think my scenario.
Look carefully at the seat with a flashlight before you decide that the wrench hole is stripped. If the hole is perfectly round, the seat isn't removable.
In my early days in this trade most faucets had non-removable seats. A proper repair meant reseating with a tool designed for the job.
This brings the question: Is my faucet valve seat removable?