My basement stall shower (that I barely every use) has started
dripping. I have taken the showerhead off and it is still dripping.
Any suggestions on how to stop the leak? (short of ripping out the
stall and/or calling a plumber).
I don't know why you thought taking the shower head off would stop the leak.
It has nothing to do with turning the water off, although it may hold a bit
of residual water from the most recent shower, and drip for a very short
time afterward. You need to deal with the faucet(s). Is it a single handle
faucet, or separate knobs for hot & cold, or what? If single handle, do you
know the brand, or can you describe any little decorative emblems you see?
Likely you need to replace a part in the valve. It all depends on the
make and model of the valve. You might take a photo of it and bring it into
the hardware store. They may be able to sell you a kit that has the part(s)
and instructions. It may even include any tools needed. Don't forget the
part about turning off the water supply before starting. :-)
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