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chrismacioce

06:05PM | 04/05/05
Member Since: 04/04/05
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I have the cold water faucet of my bathtub turned off as far as possible but there is still a trickle of water coming out like I have it turned on. How can I fix that?

kerr7300

11:48PM | 04/05/05
Member Since: 04/01/05
47 lifetime posts
When you say cold water turned off, I take it that you have a two or three handle tub faucet? They made two different types of faucet stems for those models. The compression type of stem has a faucet washer that seats and seals against what is called a bibb seat. Both are important to be in good shape to operate correctly. If the seat is scored, eroded, pitted, or damaged in anyway the new washer won't seal. The bibb seat is replaceable by using a faucet seat removal tool. The stem may require a stem socket set if the stem bonnet is beyond the wall. It would be best to take your parts to your local parts distributor or hardware store for identification. Once they ID the stem, they can give you the proper seat for that fixture. If this is beyond your means of doing, find a good plumber that does faucet repairs.

The other type is a washerless faucet. There you have a ceramic cartridge to replace or rubber seats and springs. It sounds to me since you said that you turned it as much as possible that you have the compression type.

There are good books out there that show you how to repair faucets. There are so many types of stems on the market and books can not show every type. By the time that buy the book and tools needed, it may just be better to call a repair plumber that does know the repair business.

chrismacioce

03:32AM | 04/06/05
Member Since: 04/04/05
2 lifetime posts
Very helpful, thank you.
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