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colden 12-05-2010 11:08 PM

How to stop dripping bathroom faucet
 
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I'm trying to save water, but have to have instructions to fix the faucet. This slanted faucet I believe was installed circa 1985. I have no idea of the brand nor what I need to do to stop the constant drip. This is what it looks like (sans the drip).

Homerepairguy 12-06-2010 01:47 AM

If you turn a faucet from full off to full on, how much do you have to turn it? A quarter turn? This info is needed to explain how to repair the leak.

LateralConcepts 12-06-2010 09:49 AM

The brand is Eljer, says right on the handle. You'll need to shut the water off, pull the hot and cold stems, and take them to a plumbing supply house to match up.

colden 12-06-2010 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Homerepairguy (Post 546346)
If you turn a faucet from full off to full on, how much do you have to turn it? A quarter turn? This info is needed to explain how to repair the leak.

It's 3/4 of a turn from full off to full on.

colden 12-06-2010 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by LateralConcepts (Post 546488)
The brand is Eljer, says right on the handle. You'll need to shut the water off, pull the hot and cold stems, and take them to a plumbing supply house to match up.

How do I go about pulling the stems off? I can't even get the handles off.

LateralConcepts 12-06-2010 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by colden (Post 546562)
How do I go about pulling the stems off? I can't even get the handles off.

I'm not familiar with that particular model. There should be a set screw somewhere holding them on. Someone else here may know better.

broox 12-06-2010 03:44 PM

I have seen some handles which were held on by the trim sleeve under them. The handle and sleeve are together but spin freely, and when you screw the sleeve onto the faucet it pulls the handle onto the splines on the stem. Just a suggestion.

colden 12-06-2010 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by broox (Post 546762)
I have seen some handles which were held on by the trim sleeve under them. The handle and sleeve are together but spin freely, and when you screw the sleeve onto the faucet it pulls the handle onto the splines on the stem. Just a suggestion.

The sleeve turns but nothing happens. Thanks for the suggestion anyway.

broox 12-06-2010 04:34 PM

Go to eHow.com and search "how to remove eljer faucet handles" They have instructions, but they do not make alot of sense to me, not seeing the faucet. Good Luck!!

Homerepairguy 12-07-2010 04:10 AM

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Originally Posted by colden (Post 546562)
How do I go about pulling the stems off? I can't even get the handles off.

From the looks of your picture, try popping the plastic top caps off using a knife point. If that works, remove the screws and the handles will come off.

Then remove the stems using a wrench. 3/4 turn from full off to full on probably means there will be a round rubber gasket at the bottom of the stem that is held on with a screw. Loosen the screw and take the stem assembly to the store and buy replacement rubber gaskets.

HRG

colden 12-07-2010 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Homerepairguy (Post 547183)
From the looks of your picture, try popping the plastic top caps off using a knife point. If that works, remove the screws and the handles will come off.

Then remove the stems using a wrench. 3/4 turn from full off to full on probably means there will be a round rubber gasket at the bottom of the stem that is held on with a screw. Loosen the screw and take the stem assembly to the store and buy replacement rubber gaskets.

HRG

The handles are solid metal. There are no plastic tops so there's nothing to flip off.

Tizzer 12-07-2010 03:24 PM

If you're certain those orange looking tops don't pop off(they may be metal), try broox's suggestion;
http://www.ehow.com/how_5574966_remo...t-handles.html

colden 12-07-2010 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Tizzer (Post 547465)
If you're certain those orange looking tops don't pop off(they may be metal), try broox's suggestion;
http://www.ehow.com/how_5574966_remo...t-handles.html

They are orange because of the flash. Kind of like "red eye."
Looks like I may end up crawling under the sink to attack the problem with a 3/32-inch hex key if I can locate the hole.

bob22 12-07-2010 07:02 PM

"Looks like I may end up crawling under the sink to attack the problem with a 3/32-inch hex key if I can locate the hole."

I think the "hole" in under the handle cap, not under the sink (if that was literal). Try looking in the space of the handle wings for an Allen-wrench hole in the side of the faucet stem under the handle cap.



Or, call Eljer Customer Service

800-442-1902 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-442-1902 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Monday through Saturday
8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. EST

colden 12-07-2010 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by bob22 (Post 547598)
"Looks like I may end up crawling under the sink to attack the problem with a 3/32-inch hex key if I can locate the hole."

I think the "hole" in under the handle cap, not under the sink (if that was literal). Try looking in the space of the handle wings for an Allen-wrench hole in the side of the faucet stem under the handle cap.


Or, call Eljer Customer Service

800-442-1902 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-442-1902 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Monday through Saturday
8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. EST

I'll have to call Eljer as there is NO cap on the handle, which is 100% metal with no seam. The photo is deceiving.


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