To fix a leaky bathtub spout, pull out the handle insert, remove the faucet handle, replace the faucet washer, put back the handle and handle insert, and then turn on the water to test the spout. Shut off the water supply to the tub before you begin working.Know More
Shut off the water supply to the bathtub, and use a pocket knife to remove the handle insert from the faucet base in order to expose the handle screw. Loosen the handle screw, and remove the handle from the stem. If the handle does not come out after removing the screw, pour hot water over the handle to loosen the bond, and slide out the handle.
Remove the old washer, and replace it with a new similar one. Place the faucet handle back onto the stem, secure the handle with handle screw, and replace the handle insert. Take caution not to overtighten the screw to allow easy opening of the water faucet.
Turn on the water supply to the tub, open and then close it the tap. If the spout still leaks, check the spout for the problem, and fix the problem or contact a plumber.
To fix a leaky outdoor faucet, turn off the water supply, unscrew the faucet handle and spigot, check if the washer lays properly in the spigot, and replace any damaged spigot washer, valve system washer or the valve stem. Turn on the water to check if the repair was successful.Full Answer >
To replace a shower faucet, remove the faucet handles, escutcheons and faucet posts, insert new faucet posts into the old plumbing, mount new escutcheons, screw in the new faucet handles, attach new trim caps onto the handles, and turn on the water. Disconnect the water before beginning.Full Answer >
To repair a cracked acrylic bathtub, drill holes around the crack, insert foam, apply filler, sand it, paint the surface, and buff it. This one-day project requires a drill, foam insulation, polyester filler, a knife, a rubber applicator, sandpaper, rags, alcohol, paint, a paint gun, urethane compound and a buffer.Full Answer >
A diverter tub spout works by blocking off the flow of water to the tub spout. This forces the water to the shower head instead.Full Answer >