Recently a guest got my hot water shower handle stuck in the on
To solve the problem, I wrenched the handle off and shot the water off
using the long copper pipe sticking out.
The handle was stuck on there pretty good, despite the WD-40, so it
took some elbow grease to get it off.
So now what I have is a medium pipe that ends at the wall and a longer
copper pipe that comes out of it.
The handle used to be attached to the longer copper pipe and it seems
to control the flow of hot water.
So far so good.
However if I turn on either the hot or cold water, water comes shooting
out the from between the larger pipe that ends at the wall and the
smaller copper pipe.
There seems to be someblack grout in between the two, but I am not sure
if that is all that is meant to hold the water back, or if I have
damaged something else by taking the handle off.