Why won't my bath tub stop running? Is there any way to manually shut off the water supply to the bath tub individually? PLEASE HELP!!!
Hi Everyone. I'm writing this in the hope that somebody out there can help me with a SERIOUS problem I'm having with a bath tub in my house. The facet of the tub will not keep the water line sealed and, because of that, the tub will not stop running water continuously! When I try to stop the water by shutting off the faucet, the water slows as I close the faucet and sometimes (with LOTS of effect) stops the water totally. But whenever I let go of the faucet knob, the water starts up again (first slow, then faster and faster until it's at top flow speed). Can anyone tell me why this is happening and how I can stop it? More immediately, can someone tell me if there is any way to shut off the water supply to the tub individually, so that it can stop filling up and running until I can get it fixed permanently? If so, can you please tell me how to do it? I am not exactly sure what make and model the bath tub is, but I'm fairly certain that it's an older type and it uses a single knob faucet (which you turn left for hot water, right for cold water, pull out to start the water flow, and push in to stop it). I don't see any compartments or access hatches around the tub (at least not in plane sight). I have shut off the main water supply to the house, but I don't know when I'll be able to get the tub fixed professionally (if that will be necessary), and leaving the water off in the entire house is really not an acceptable long-term solution. If anyone out there can offer me some useful advice or assistance with this I will be EXTREMELY grateful. PLEASE give me a reply if you can. Thank You.