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
1916 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



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