02:54PM | 06/21/03
Member Since: 06/18/03
2 lifetime posts
I am a TOTAL NOVICE at anything repair-wise, but am trying to learn! I fix PEOPLE, not THINGS (I'm an RN). Anyway, I'm branching out. Our bathroom faucet (Delta fixtures) leaks water constantly. The water bill has gone up tremendously. I took off the hot/cold water taps and tightened those screws, without success. From pictures on the internet, I've deduced that I may have to pull out the whole stem thing. Is that correct? Do I need to pull out BOTH hot & cold water sides? And just replace the washers, or what? Do I need to ask specifically at Home Depot for a Delta repair kit, or does it matter? Or am I just TOTALLY in the dark??? Thanks!


03:21PM | 06/21/03
Member Since: 06/03/01
324 lifetime posts
There are too many variations in faucets to comment. Best bet is to turn off the water and take apart the faucet from above. Remove the 'innards' and take them with you to the hardware store. They will help you. May have to replace the entire cartridge or jucs the waehers & springs.

plumber Tom

07:52PM | 06/23/03
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Mel, the beauty of a name brand faucet, such as Delta. is: It is easily identified, You can buy replacement parts for said faucet, and you can DIY as far as repairs go. Please contact me on and give me the details ,such as single lever? or Single stems? I will walk you through the whole repair process, Tom
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