A drip


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Old 12-13-07, 06:39 PM
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A drip

I have a shower with one of those controls that only has one large knob and there's a drip. I take it that I can fix this by shutting off the water and removing the control knob and replacing the washers. I don't know who made the control.

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Chuck
 
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Old 12-14-07, 03:55 AM
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There are various types, but it would help if you could find the name on the faucet somewhere. Moen uses a cartridge, which is fairly easy to replace. It may need an inexpensive puller, available at home stores. Delta and others use a ball and spring loaded rubber washer cones, also easy to replace. Often, the hardest part is getting the handle off, due to corrosion, stuck screws, etc. Pick up a plumbing DIY book at home/hardware stores. It will help you to understand what goes on in a faucet, and often how to fix it.
 
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Old 12-14-07, 11:39 PM
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Thanks Bill. I'll get a book.
 
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Old 12-16-07, 10:10 AM
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Single handle shower valves are not fixed with "washer". There is a cartridge which is almost always just replaced. Usually a good DIY project. It you could post a picture of it, we may recognize the brand and tell you what you need.
 
 

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