My shower head has a constant drip, drip, drip. Probably a drip every 3-5
seconds. I want it to stop, but don't want to replace the valve(s) or tear
open a wall to get at them.
Suggestions? This is a house I'd like to sell without spending a bunch of
money on it..
This is Turtle.
Sorry Candice , but there is a futher repair that he can make if the rubber
is not enough of fix to seal the water valve flow off. If rubber does not
fix it , you can get a valve seating tool to smooth the flate place where
the rubber presses on the bottom seat. It is at hard ware store called a
Faucet Reseater. With the valve head out you will see a flate seat where the
rubber presses on it and take the drill bit and square it up and reseat the
valve seat and remove all cut places and grooves. the instruction are on the
kit and i have had to do all my shower and tub valves because I did not want
to tear out the wall to replace the whole thing.
here is one of the brands of Faucet Reseater that will work good for this
application. LASCO brand in Santa Fe Springs, Ca. 90670 kit # 13-1065. I
hook it up on my cordless drill and works much better.
Now if you want the best way to do it without the faucet reseater is to get
you a faucet valve seat remover. It is a tool that will unscrew the seat
plug and take it to a good hardware store and get a new one to fit it or
have them order you one. Most all faucet have this seat that can be removed
and replaced with a new one. Now the faucet reseater does a very good job
before going to all this trouble.
Here is a place to go to to see the details of the tool used to reseat the
seats on the faucet valves. www.larsensupply.com/catalog/Sec13.pdf here
is the detail of the tool made buy them / Larsen Supply co. . They have the
long stem and the short stem types but i found that the kit # 13-1065 will
work on all of them.
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