Removing Locknuts on a Shower Faucet Removing Locknuts on a Shower Faucet
If you are looking to fix a leaky shower, you must remove the cover and get to the stem, where you will find the locknuts buried deep within the wall. A faucet is a tap or valve that controls the flow of liquid or gas through a pipe. Showers have a mixer tap, with a pressure balancing feature which helps to regulate the hot or cold water through the shower outlet. This process is made easy with the appropriate tools required to accomplish the task.
Step 1: Turn off the Water Supply
Before you begin the plumbing work, turn off the water supply. Then, turn on the shower faucet, so that the water remaining in the pipe is drains out, until there is no more water flowing through it.
Step 2: Locating the Screws
If you are unable to see the screws, take off the cold and hot plastic caps.
Step 3: Removing the Sleeve
Once the screws are removed, take off the knob or handle. Remove the sleeve which covers the stem.