dripping faucet

Old 09-16-00, 09:36 AM
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my tub faucet has 2 handles,as hard as I try I can't get either of them tight enough to stop dripping.I think I need to replace the o rings but I don't have a clue how to do it myself. Could some one walk me thru the steeps of repairing it
Old 09-16-00, 09:49 AM
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Shut the water off to house.
Open hose bibb outside to relieve pressure on lines.
Remove the handle held on by a screw, found under a cap on front of handles, if handles are hard to remove use a handle puller to help remove them.

Remove the trim from the stems, these should just unscrew.
Take out the stem using stem scockets.

Replace the washer on the bottom of the stems.
Replace seats if needed, found inside the valve where you just took the stems out of, this is where the washer butt up against, use finger tip to check the face of the seats, feel for pit/chips or rough surface, replace them if you feel this, remove them using a seat wrench.

Reassemble the valve and turn the water back on, check for leaks.

Best Regards Plumber2000

[This message has been edited by Plumber2000 (edited September 16, 2000).]

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