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Mary37174

06:42AM | 02/18/06
Member Since: 02/13/06
5 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
My shower head drips, I have taken it off and replaced the washer. The drip comes from the shower head itself. Do I just need a new shower head?

Sylvan

07:37AM | 02/18/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1558 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Replacing the shower head will not stop a drip, Repairing the diverter or replacing the diverter spindle and seat should stop the drip.

Depending on the make and model what kind of replacement parts are needed

Billhart

08:17AM | 02/18/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Is this a shower or shower/tub?

Does the it drip when "off" or do you mean that when using the shower that while most of the water comes out as a spray some drips off the shower head?


Mary37174

09:40AM | 02/18/06
Member Since: 02/13/06
5 lifetime posts
The shower head drips water when off. Please explain the diverter, etc. Wouldn't it be easier if I just bought a new shower head?

Sylvan

12:56PM | 02/18/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1558 lifetime posts
Me_office1
A divert does just that it diverts the tub (bath tub spout) water to the shower head if this is a used for both.

The shower head is not used to shut off water it is a spray only using the water coming from the faucet 2 or 3 or 4 valve body

Billhart

02:30PM | 02/18/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
The facuet is leaking. Just like a dripping faucet on a sink.

The only difference is that instead of being connected to a spout it runs up the wall to the shower head.

You need to replace the washer/seals/cartridge on the faucet.

Give some indication of the age and type (separate hot/cold, single lever that controls both temp and volumne, single control that only controls volume, 2 controls - 1 temp and 1 -volumne) and the brand if it is marked.


Mary37174

12:20PM | 02/19/06
Member Since: 02/13/06
5 lifetime posts
This a single handle control in a stand alone shower (no tub). I have already replaced the washer that goes from the neck to the shower head but when the shower is off I still get a drip.

Sylvan

01:46PM | 02/19/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1558 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Get the name of the shower valve and then replace the inner parts and that will stop the drip.

YOUR water bill must be sky rocketing

Mary37174

02:49PM | 02/19/06
Member Since: 02/13/06
5 lifetime posts
Do you mean the handle part? or the shower head itself?

Sylvan

03:34AM | 02/20/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1558 lifetime posts
Me_office1
The part behind the handle that controls temperature and volume is called a shower body.

There should be a name some place on the cover or handle.

If no name is located try to take a picture and take it to a local plumbing supply or hopefully a big box store that has repplacement parts


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