my hot water spigot will not shut off it just keeps spinning...it will almo
st shut off then when it reaches the closed position it continues to turn.
Like the knob is stripped out.. the spigot type is like an outside faucet y
ou'd find in the garden...I know this is a simple fix....what should I repl
On Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 11:15:08 AM UTC-5, email@example.com wrote:
most shut off then when it reaches the closed position it continues to turn
. Like the knob is stripped out.. the spigot type is like an outside faucet
you'd find in the garden...I know this is a simple fix....what should I re
My guess from way over here is that either the vertical grooves on the stem
are stripped or
the corresponding grooves inside the handle are stripped. Here is an exampl
e of a stem:
There should be small screw in the center of the handle. Removing that scre
w should allow
you to remove the handle to check. If it is the stem, you'll need to turn t
he water off to the tub,
either via the (hopefully) shutoff for that side of the faucet or the shuto
ff for the house. Then
you can remove the stem and take it with you to buy a new one. Depending on
the faucet is, you may have trouble finding one at a home center. You might
need to find a
plumbing supply house, like the ones the contractors use.
On Mon, 9 Nov 2015 19:16:49 -0800 (PST), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Voila! (French) Very happy to hear that.
Some day you may need a new stem. In the whole city of Baltimore
there is only one guy who sells them, plus another hardware store on
the north side who buys from the one guy (and perhaps a second store
somewhere else) but I asked at 3 major plumbing supply stores on the
north, northwest, and west sides, and only the third store (and my
74-year old friend), knew where I should go. I find it amazing that
the other two stores didn't know, and slightly amazing that they
didn't have the parts themselves. They said 35 years was too old.
The way I figure it, if it breaks before 35 years, it was junk in the
first place. That's when you start needing parts, at 30 or 35 years.
But the guy that had the stuff wasn't just selling old stock. He got
new stock in whenever he ordered it.
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