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Old 03-02-2008, 02:06 PM   #1
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Shower Faucet Repair

My problem started with a slow leak in the shower head. When I took it off there was a very steady drip coming from the pipe. I thought something in the faucet needed to be tightened, so I took it apart but the only thing there to adjust was the part that attaches to the handle. So I gave that several turns in both directions but it did not fix the problem. I put everything back together, turned on the water supply, and now my shower is running constantly. What can I do to fix the problem that has ballooned in to something more major than I expected?


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Old 03-02-2008, 04:22 PM   #2
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Can you post a picture of the faucet?


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Old 03-02-2008, 04:24 PM   #3
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You need to replace the washer and seats of the cartridge to solve this problem, take out the stem, turn water off 1st.
Fix it right the first time, so you won't have to fix it a 2nd time.

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Old 03-02-2008, 11:47 PM   #4
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What brand is your faucet? Single handle? Double handle? Shower only?
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:39 PM   #5
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I apologize in advance if this is the wrong place to ask this question....I'm new here and could not figure out how to ask a new question.
We bought this house in Nov/07. The house was built about 1991....I think the fixtures are original. In the master bath we have a Delta one handle shower/bath combo. Recently the shower stopped working. On this particular shower, one must pull down a "diverter" from the faucet itself. When I pull it down, the water just kind of sprays out above the diverter and the back of the faucet itself while still flowing from the faucet. Should I replace or repair is my question. I've got company coming this weekend, so I kind of wanted it fixed before they got here. Thanks in advance for all your help.
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