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Removing the hot & cold control knob from the shower.

My father has removed the actual knob, but there is some kind of stem or pipe that is sticking out now that we can't remove. Can you help?

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If you are referring to an old price pfister or Gerber faucet then you're probably talking about the faucet stems. Your local hardware should carry stem removers or "cow bells" in sets of 5 or 6. They will range in size depending on the stem you are removing. Insert into place then turn counter clockwise with a pair of pliers. Hope this helps.

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You have to remove the large chrome nut that is holding the ball in the socket. Make sure you have the drain closed so you don't lose the cups and springs when they come out.

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