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Old 07-06-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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ok. just so you know i know nothing about plumbing. here is my problem. while taking a shower water runs from the spigot. what do i do?

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Old 07-06-2012, 11:22 AM   #2
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With out know what type set up you have it's hard to tell.
Posting a picture is the best way to clear it up.

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Old 07-06-2012, 11:42 AM   #3
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Size:  29.4 KBIt's a Moen. I tired taking the faucet off. I was able to get the handle off, but I couldn't get the thing behind it off. I didn't want to break it by pulling too hard. I checked to see if it was the cold or hot water that was running during a shower. It's both, but the hot water more so than the cold. How do I get that back part off? And how do I post a picture? I did take one. I was going to go to HomeDepot or Lowes and ask them how to do it, but they aren't always so helpful.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:45 PM   #4
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The center handle is a diverter valve---That is the one that needs attention--after the handle is removed--unscrew the chrome bell shaped escutcheon---then there will be a nut holding in the guts--

The guts should be available at a good plumbing supply house or from Moen (often the parts are free from Moen)
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The main incoming water supply needs to be shut off before taking it apart!
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:02 PM   #6
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The main incoming water supply needs to be shut off before taking it apart!
It's hot,Joe---a good blast of water would feel refreshing!!

Yes--turn off the water supply---however,no water will come out as long as the hot or cold taps are off--Mike--
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:05 PM   #7
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I'd bet I'm not the only one that's bump one of the valves by mistake and got wet. lol
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #8
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I don't know if I'm cut out for this. Lol. Thanks for your advise. I'll let you all know how it turns out.
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Wow, I might not be cut out for this lol. I guess I can't really break it any more than it already is.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:11 PM   #10
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Lol that would bd the least of my problem. A little water never hurt anyone
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:14 PM   #11
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The work is not difficult---removing the bell shaped trim sometimes requires a strong hand to remove--once that is off the rest is simple enough.

A rubber strap wrench is handy to have if your hands aren't strong enough to unscrew the bell--
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Oh here's a question - does it pull off or screw off? I tried pulling it but it didn't budge.
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What if you don't have a strap wrench? Ok we are playing Survivor Bathroom!! And I can only use what's in the house lol - suggestions
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Oh here's a question - does it pull off or screw off? I tried pulling it but it didn't budge.
Unscrew counter clockwise
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The center handle is a diverter valve---That is the one that needs attention--after the handle is removed--unscrew the chrome bell shaped escutcheon---then there will be a nut holding in the guts--

The guts should be available at a good plumbing supply house or from Moen (often the parts are free from Moen)
I can break stuff pretty easily . 1/2 ain't bad lol

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