09:29AM | 09/25/07
Member Since: 09/24/07
2 lifetime posts
My home is 207 years old with an add on kitchen and bathroom (sleezy work in these rooms!) My bethtub has water running constantly dripping mainly from the hot water faucet. They are the old type faucets each one drawing it's own water and a shower.bath thingy in the middle. I took the screws out of both faucets and released the washer off the hot water one, which is the only one to have one! The dome like plates that cover the holes now slide out and away from the holes but the stems of the faucets don't come out. One has what looks to be another thick metal washer and the cold doesn't have one. I've look in the back of the tub and it only has the larger pipes connecting. So, how do I get the stems of the faucents off? At least on one side (cold) there doesn't appear to be anything left to 'unscrew'. I'm hoping these aren't the type that need to be sawed off by a plumber.



11:57AM | 09/25/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 lifetime posts
Thses two links will show what it should look like.

Note that often the whole assemble is well in the wall.

And you will need a deep well socket wrench as shown in the 2nd link.

You can get a set of the differenet sizes at the home horror and hardware stores.


07:53AM | 09/28/07
Member Since: 09/24/07
2 lifetime posts
Thank you so much for the great link!! Between the time I asked the question and got the answer (which actually was a very short perior of time), someone from a community help center came over and performed exactly what the link said; however, I could not have done this myself because the rust was so intense special tools were used to get the stem off as well as several other parts. When it got down to the faucet seat, we found a crack in it that is so deep, a faucet seat resurfacing tool won't work, so the next step is replacing whatever the pipe in back of that is called. For a temporary hold, with very little water leakage, a new washer, etc., etc., was done. I just love learning all this new info and hopefully use it if ever necessary in the future. Thanks again, so very much! You're the best! (other than the service who actually came and helped me with it!! (lol).) Loren



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon