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Problem With Shower Faucet

 
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darrenplough765



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:14 am    Post subject: Problem With Shower Faucet Reply with quote

Besides calling out an expensive plumber, any suggestions on how to replace a fault shower faucet?
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Dilbert



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rather a lot of that depends on the type of valve, what is faulty and the construction around the faucet.

if you have a hot valve and a cold valve - it's apt to be just a bad washer.
if it's a one-lever mixing valve, it's less simple.

the usual design has a nut on the valve stem - turn off the water, remove nut, that should allow you to remove the "internals" of the valve.

check the seals, o-rings, etc.
hopefully it's new enough repair parts are available - it is not unheard of that parts are no longer available and you've got replace the entire assembly.

now, here's fair warning about this project:
if you get the faucet opened up and cannot get it put back together, the water will be off in the house/bath/shower until you get a plumber to come fix the issue.
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