09:02AM | 09/16/04
Member Since: 05/12/04
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Washers in my two handle faucet in bathtub have been changed three times. Faucet continues to drip. Very difficult to adjust water temperature with the two handles. When water at faucet turned on, heavy dripping from shower head momentarily. The tile wall surrounding tub was a first-rate job, but some tiles on adjacent wall now coming off and surface there is cracked. I suspect leaking behind wall. What's involved in fixing this? Tiles have to come off? My deceased husband was a Master Plumber; I know I have to call someone, but want to know what to expect. Leaking to next room? Need advice fast.


09:44AM | 09/16/04
It sounds like you may have two problems. 1. When you replaced the washers the seats should have been replaced. That is the part the washer goes against and if it gets a ridge then it eats up the washers and you cannot get the washer to compress enough in the grove to shut off the water.

The water from the shower head may be that the diverter is not letting the water drain down from last usage. Do you have a tub diverter spout and does the handle stay up.

2. I'm not understanding adjacent wall. If you mean the valve wall then you may access it from the wall behind to determine the leak. If it is the tub back wall (5' wall) then we usually do not have plumbing in that wall and it is a tile repair job.
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