Bathrrom Sink Faucet Leak


Old 06-24-03, 12:44 PM
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Bathrrom Sink Faucet Leak


On the surface this seems simple enough according to the big Reader's Digest home repair manual I just got.

Just one question (I think): when I turn off the wall-mounted hot and cold water controls, there is still some cold-water flow. Shouldn't such flow be completely shut off before removing the faucet to get at the washer? I don't relish setting off a geyser inadvertently.

Many thanks.

M i k e

P S - We live in a pre-WWII apartment.
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Old 06-24-03, 12:49 PM
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Yes, you need to turn off the water supply to the faucet before taking the valves out to replace the washers, etc.
Look for cut-off vavles under the sink, and cut those off. If there aren't any, you'll have to cut-off the main.
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