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Help! The shower thermostatic valve has snapped with half of it stuck inside (the front and centre of the valve are out). Long nosed pliers and WD40 have had no success, and the whole fitting is moving when trying to pull. I was thinking it might be possible to get something in, attach to the stuck part, and then screw it out using the casing as the counter balance.

On the image the outer brass ring is the casing the valve screws into, the inner brass ring is the valve where it has snapped and the hexagonal shape at the back end of the valve. Any ideas what I could use to attach to the back of the hexagonal hole to get a grip then I could put a bar across the outer casing and screw it out potentially.

Other ideas also welcome!

Only suggestion so far is to tear out the tiles and replace entire fitting but entire bathroom tiled so REALLY don't want to do this.
 

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