Attempting To Repair Leaky Roman Tub Faucet Without Access Panel, Is It Possible? - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Display Modes
Old 04-02-2016, 04:09 PM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 17,158
Rewards Points: 6,652
Default

Re: Attempting to repair leaky Roman Tub Faucet without access panel, is it possible?


plumbingsupply.com has been around since 1995, and is good on having the most parts avaiable. azpartsmaster.com is a good site for the filters, etc.. Always to keep some stuff on the list for price matching. There is also Terry Love who is out of Washington state, who has some good prices on stuff. He is about the most competitive to amazon.com, then local suppliers in my area.



gregzoll is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to gregzoll For This Useful Post:
Kevin993 (04-11-2016)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-03-2016, 11:48 AM   #17
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 29
Rewards Points: 38
Default

Re: Attempting to repair leaky Roman Tub Faucet without access panel, is it possible?


Thank you all for your responses. I will be contacting Moen on Monday. With your advice I now know how to perform the repair and I am confident I can fix it. I am just glad I don't have to bust any tiles! I'll let you all know how it goes.
Kevin993 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Kevin993 For This Useful Post:
gregzoll (04-03-2016)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-03-2016, 12:35 PM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 17,158
Rewards Points: 6,652
Default

Re: Attempting to repair leaky Roman Tub Faucet without access panel, is it possible?


It is a two beer job. As for access. If there is a closet to the right, that is the best place to put one in.



gregzoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-11-2016, 08:39 PM   #19
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 29
Rewards Points: 38
Default

Re: Attempting to repair leaky Roman Tub Faucet without access panel, is it possible?


Hello,

Just to update everyone on this project. Moen sent me the two replacement cartridges (1248b) that I needed for free. They offered to sell me the nut removal tool for $15. I declined and instead got the same tool from home depot for $4. The replacement was one of the easiest home projects I have ever done. It was finished in less than 10 minutes. The leak is now fixed.

Thanks so much to everyone here for the advice and information that allowed me to complete this repair successful.

On a side note, unfortunately the hot side handle seems to have developed a squeak and it is more difficult to turn than the cold side. Through careful process of elimination the source of the issue seems to be the cartridge itself. I have ordered some plumbers grade silicone grease. I will take the cartridge back out and grease it and see if that resolves the problem.
Kevin993 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Kevin993 For This Useful Post:
gregzoll (04-11-2016)
Old 04-11-2016, 08:50 PM   #20
Jello Wrangler
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Chicago Burbs
Posts: 487
Rewards Points: 539
Default

Re: Attempting to repair leaky Roman Tub Faucet without access panel, is it possible?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin993 View Post
Hello,

Just to update everyone on this project. Moen sent me the two replacement cartridges (1248b) that I needed for free. They offered to sell me the nut removal tool for $15. I declined and instead got the same tool from home depot for $4. The replacement was one of the easiest home projects I have ever done. It was finished in less than 10 minutes. The leak is now fixed.

Thanks so much to everyone here for the advice and information that allowed me to complete this repair successful.

On a side note, unfortunately the hot side handle seems to have developed a squeak and it is more difficult to turn than the cold side. Through careful process of elimination the source of the issue seems to be the cartridge itself. I have ordered some plumbers grade silicone grease. I will take the cartridge back out and grease it and see if that resolves the problem.
The grease might work, but if it doesn't, just have them send you another replacement. Moen is a pretty decent company when it comes to support.
ChiTownPro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2016, 10:12 PM   #21
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 17,158
Rewards Points: 6,652
Default

Re: Attempting to repair leaky Roman Tub Faucet without access panel, is it possible?


Double check for any type of deposits. Before you put it in, work the unit a few times with the grease, so that you make sure it sounds smooth, then right as it gets finger tight, try it again and make sure no noise. Then just tighten past finger tight. You do not want it so tight that it tears up the gaskets.



gregzoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2016, 10:14 PM   #22
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 29
Rewards Points: 38
Default

Re: Attempting to repair leaky Roman Tub Faucet without access panel, is it possible?


Quote:
Originally Posted by gregzoll View Post
Double check for any type of deposits. Before you put it in, work the unit a few times with the grease, so that you make sure it sounds smooth, then right as it gets finger tight, try it again and make sure no noise. Then just tighten past finger tight. You do not want it so tight that it tears up the gaskets.
Thanks for the suggestion. I definitely tightened the retainer nut way past finger tight using the tool. Perhaps that was my error. I will try it again when I get the grease.
Kevin993 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Kevin993 For This Useful Post:
gregzoll (04-11-2016)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
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
Need Help With Ideas for Cutting Access Panel In Fiberglass Tub martowski Plumbing 9 12-09-2014 09:15 PM
How to Repair Ripped and Peeling Surface Layer of Wooden Garage Door Panel? Kronor Carpentry 9 07-04-2014 06:43 PM
leaky shower faucet diy'er on LI Plumbing 3 09-03-2012 05:33 AM
Access Panel or Door for Shower Plumbing Any pics? twilightcall Plumbing 4 12-22-2009 05:53 AM
Repair outdoor faucet? mx13 Plumbing 3 04-09-2007 06:08 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts