When I turn on the water in the bathtub and pull the plunger to activate the shower, a lot of water still comes out of the faucet. I’m guessing the stopper needs replacing? Are they pretty standard and easy to find?
It's true that replacing the component parts of plumbing fixtures can save you money, but in your case, replacing the entire faucet is probably necessary. The good news is that faucets are inexpensive and sold by hardware stores everywhere. To install your replacement, first remove the old faucet. It will be one of two types, either a set screw...more