Tub - Water leaking down behind wall - hardware identification help to replace

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Old 08-26-16, 03:25 AM
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Tub - Water leaking down behind wall - hardware identification help to replace

I managed to get the spout off of the pipe (picture attached) and I think I just had a bad seal where it screwed on.

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The spout doesn't appear to have any cracks on the threads or anywhere else on the unit. After I removed the spout it stopped leaking down behind the wall but the pipe is still dripping out water. So I think I need to replace the cartridge but I cannot identify the manufacturer. Can someone please help ID which vendor/make/model this might be? I have not figured out how to get the handle off. I cannot find a screw or spot for an Allen wrench. Please help!

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Old 08-26-16, 05:05 AM
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The name embossed on the bottom of the bezel plate should be the manufacture. Can't read it in the pic.
 
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It appears to be a Delta brand faucet as embossed right there on the escutcheon. There should be a set screw hole on the bottom side of the knob. Loosen the set screw and the knob will pull straight off.
 
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Here's what I've got. Does anything else come out of the pipe?

Any idea what make/model this is?
 
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I went ahead and replaced the rubber parts, added 2 new springs and caps and put it all back together and my spout is still leaking...

Am I missing a piece or is there a possibility that my ball is bad?
 
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The trouble is you tell us about the parts you replaced in the valve... and you show us a picture of the valve... then you say that your leak is somewhere else???

When you say your spout is leaking is the spout actually leaking (water coming out from an area where it should not) or is there water dripping from the spout (proper place for water to come out) indicating a leak in the valve?
 
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It looks like it has been leaking in two places. Please see the attached pictures.

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So there is some leaking from the spout. You can also see in the pictures it leaking from the valve/lever area. Last night when I replaced the parts the spout was not leaking but the lever area was leaking when I had the lever turned up to hot/cold or mixed.

This is my first time troubleshooting a plumbing valve. Can you give me some tips? Is it possible I don't have it tight enough?

When I took it apart yesterday I took a toothbrush and some CLR and scrubbed out the valve and cleaned up the ball and the rest of the parts. The ball appears smooth and without defect.
 
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To stop the leaking around the control lever you may need to tighten the packing nut.
 
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I would replace that relic if it were me... Install a new moen and be done with it...
 
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Thanks Pilot,

Will try to tighten it up.


Lawrosa, what's involved with switching it out? Do I simply put in a cartridge (and Moen hardware) into the existing pipe fixture?
 
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No, you would be switching brands. It would require completely removing the faucet and installing a new one. In your case you'd have to cut the piping and probably cut a hole in the wall behind the faucet for access. Not something I would consider unless you are in the process of a bathroom remodel.
 
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Pilot,

I got it tightened up nice and there are no leaks. Thanks for the help!
 
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