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Old 05-10-00, 09:20 PM
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I have Price Pfister tub fixture that slowly drips. I took the C/H indicator tabs off and found a screw underneath. How do I replace a washer? Does it have washers? Do I need to turn off the water to do this?
 
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From your description, I take it that this has separate hot & cold faucets. If you have two handles, this is how to fix it. First, cut off cold water supply to your water heater. If drip stops, then it is your hot faucet only. If it doesn't, it is the cold or both. Check to see if there is an access panel in wall behind faucets, and if there is, there may be cutoff valves to the tub faucets there. Cut off water at main. Remove screws holding handle(s) on. Remove handles. Remove bonnets, if any. There should be a hexagonal part on the valve stem body. These come in different sizes. If you can't reach this with a crescent wrench, you will need to buy/borrow a set of plumber's deep-bodied socket wrenches to find one that fits it exactly. Turning out counter-clockwise will remove valve. Take valve(s) to hardware store, replace washers, o-rings with exact same size. Check valve seat left in pipe after removing valve (if corroded, it may need to be replaced, also). May need a special valve seat wrench to remove it. Re-assemble all. Turn on water. Should be o.k. If you need more help, come back and just ask. We'll help you. (There are pro plumbers in here. I'm not one, just d-i-yer.) Good Luck!
 
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Old 05-11-00, 06:10 AM
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A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned to a fellow with a Moen problem about their life time warranty. I think Price Phister has the same. Don't mess with it if you don't have to, get the unit replaced if you can, Moen makes house calls, no charge here. See if Price Phister will also. Worth a phone call.

As for Oldguy's assertation that there are no real plumbers in here (not me anyway), I beleive this is an old song, the records skipping, and we've had this dialoge previously. Right, Garplum? Right, By the Code?

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Originally posted by CindyLou:
I have Price Pfister tub fixture that slowly drips. I took the C/H indicator tabs off and found a screw underneath. How do I replace a washer? Does it have washers? Do I need to turn off the water to do this?


On my web Site I have a video clip on how to take apart and repair that valve, not sure I can post a web site location without breaking any rules on here.

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Plumber 2000 please post the web site,Iam sure it wont be a problem and Lots of us would like to take a look.Thanks Dave

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Plumber 2000 please post the web site,Iam sure it wont be a problem and Lots of us would like to take a look.Thanks Dave




The site is www.atozplumbing.com

 
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Thanks Ron.

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Jacksprat,
Please re-read my reply. I did not say that there are "no plumbers in here". I said that there are PRO plumbers in here, and I was just telling her that I'M not one, and that she could come back for more help from one of them. I usually try to make it clear that I'm just a long-time d-i-yer, not a pro, and if anyone has problems that my suggestions don't help, to come back for a pro opinion. Don't drag ME into any of the plumbing controversy in here. LOL
 
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OldGuy, oops. My apologiseseses.
 
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