bathtub faucet leaking

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Old 04-26-00, 02:59 PM
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the bath faucet with Hot 7 Cold valves is leaking - dripping when fully closed. I understood I have to replace the "cartridge" as that is the ONLY way to stop leaks in this type of fitting. No manufacturers name on the fitting. How dO get the cartridge out to get an exact replacement. I have the handles out and see a hexagon nut with white plastic fitting inside. do I remove the hexagon nut-fitting complete? or, iF it is to be done, how do I remove only the plastic part inside it? thank you for your advice.
 
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Old 04-27-00, 10:17 PM
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What you are describing MIGHT be a Delta or Peerless valve. After you shut the water off, remove the retaining nut and you should be able to pull the cartridge out. That it with you when you go to get the replacment. Several mfgrs. use this type of a set up on their 2 handle valves.
 
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I have the same problem - I was quoted for $400 to replace the entire valve - because they said a lot of plumber tried to fix it but they stripped the valve. Is that a fair price or should I do it ourselves.
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What you are describing MIGHT be a Delta or Peerless valve. After you shut the water off, remove the retaining nut and you should be able to pull the cartridge out. That it with you when you go to get the replacment. Several mfgrs. use this type of a set up on their 2 handle valves.


 
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THAT IS A SOMEWHAT FAIR PRICE FOR REPLACING A VALVE,ALTHOUGH YOU CAN SAVE A LITTLE CASH AND PURCHASE YOUR OWN VALVE THEN HAVE THE PLUMBER INSTALL IT.IF THE WALL HAS TO BE CUT TO ACCESS THE VALVE THAT CAN INCREASE THE PRICE UP AROUND THE $400.00 RANGE.
 
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THAT IS A SOMEWHAT FAIR PRICE FOR REPLACING A VALVE,ALTHOUGH YOU CAN SAVE A LITTLE CASH AND PURCHASE YOUR OWN VALVE THEN HAVE THE PLUMBER INSTALL IT.IF THE WALL HAS TO BE CUT TO ACCESS THE VALVE THAT CAN INCREASE THE PRICE UP AROUND THE $400.00 RANGE.


What a rip off I normal install of a shower valve should only take 2 hrs, thats of course if you know what your doing, 150 to 200 is in the right price range

And 80 for the valve so 280 should be what it would cost, a plumber can work faster then a handy man like GARPLUMCO

Oh I forgot we don't have plumbers on this site, so yes maybe it will take longer the handyman way.


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Quit picking on handymen and Garplumbing and just answer questions,thats why people read this site.Thanks very much Dave

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Quit picking on handymen and Garplumbing and just answer questions,thats why people read this site.Thanks very much Dave




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