Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General DIY Discussions

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-11-2010, 11:39 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

shower faucet valve leaking


Hello, can someone please tell me what is the name and part# of this shower faucet stem cartridge? It is leaking profusely. The way it should work is that when I pull up on the stem all the water should be diverted to the shower head at the top. However as it is now, only half the water comes up and the rest just spills onto the floor shower stall. If possible please direct me to some photos on the web of what this stem looks like so I can get correct replacement from Home Depot(?). Thanks so much in advance
Attached Thumbnails
shower faucet valve leaking-faucet1.jpg   shower faucet valve leaking-faucet2.jpg  

throne7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 03:09 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 119
Default

shower faucet valve leaking


Just unscrew/pull it out, then go to HD or Lowes to get a new replacement for like 15 bucks ...

Stephen S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 05:53 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wilmington, DE
Posts: 3,118
Default

shower faucet valve leaking


Either there is a set screw under the bottom close to the wall or the whole spout unscrews, most unscrew. Fairly easy to replace if it unscrews. Those set screws are usually corroded tight. There is nothing repairable in the spout, you need a new one.
Just Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 06:33 AM   #4
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,148
Default

shower faucet valve leaking


Once you figure out weather it is screwed on to a threaded pipe --or pushed on over a copper stub-out and held on with an Allen set screw--

Go to a real plumbing supply house to get a replacement---I have had nothing but failure trying to use the replacement spouts at the box stores.
Expect to spend about $30.00 for a quality replacement.--Mike
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 07:19 AM   #5
Member
 
ccarlisle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 1,889
Default

shower faucet valve leaking


I agree with Mike; many plumbing parts made for mass distribution through big box stores are manufactured to meet a price point, not performance, and so have interior plastic elements - that normally are metal.

In this case, the valve piece that slams shut when you lift the knob, is probably worn and doesn't seat right anymore. A new one will get you by for a few years but a good one will do better.
__________________
“The average American woman is about 25 pounds heavier than she was in 1960...Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex issue that affects approximately 1 in 3 Americans,”
ccarlisle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 07:25 AM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 27
Default

shower faucet valve leaking


I had a similar problem in my shower where I believe the seal was starting to go bad, as when I would pull up the stopper it would emit an awful screeching noise unless I positioned the handle just right. It simply screwed off and a $27 later I had a replacement with no issues.

Be sure before you start twisting that there isn't a set screw.
ClumsyCarpenter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2010, 06:31 AM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 3
Default

shower faucet valve leaking


Hows the water pressure? Sometimes they leak if there's a lack of good water pressure.
if ya got a well, change the filter.

fun stuff lol

albiechaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to diagnose gas valve problems Nestor_Kelebay How To Guides 28 10-30-2013 04:19 PM
Need help: Broken stem in Moen shower faucet valve cartridge Learning Lots Plumbing 9 05-04-2012 10:56 AM
2 faucet shower control - Hot H20 leaking John24689 Plumbing 5 10-28-2009 04:44 PM
Shower Faucet Leaking NightOfDiscovery Plumbing 2 08-17-2009 10:58 PM
Leaking Shower Faucet sprtnfan Plumbing 2 12-20-2008 11:08 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.