Do you know why does a bathtub faucet leak? Sometimes, it occurs because seals around the water inlets crack or break. May be it just a small problem at the beginning, but as days go by the leak can become stronger. So, don’t ignore it.
What should you do if your bathtub faucet leak? Well, I think you should repair it as soon as possible to avoid the more serious damage. I’ll brief you an easy way to repair it in a short time. All you need to repair the bathtub faucet leak are screwdrivers, packing nut washer, stem washer as well as adjustable wrench, and not to forget, the plumbers putty. The first instruction is shut off all water to the faucet, either cold or hot water. Both cold and hot valve must be repaired to ensure that the reparation process is done successfully.
Then, cover the bathtub drain with a rag and pry the plastic cap off by displacing it using the thin edge of particular knife. After that, displace the screw on top of the center within the faucet handle. Just simply pull it off to reveal escutcheon. Eliminate the escutcheon and then stem sleeve. Stem sleeve is the ordinary plastic cylinder that make escutcheon stick on its place. The next step is displace the packing nuts using adjustable wrench that you’ve prepared before. The last step, unscrew the whole stem by turning it counter clockwise and install the new stem washer. After the whole process is done, turn on the all the water supplied which you’ve turned off before.
Doing a DIY project is fun, isn’t it? You can repair the bathtub faucet leak on your own just in a short time. Believe me that it won’t be so complicated as you thought. So, if you have a such problem, don’t skip and ignore it or it will get in more serious condition and difficult to be resolved.
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