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tmalden1

10:31AM | 11/02/06
Member Since: 11/01/06
3 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
sorry for my ignorance but wanted to know if people can tell me how to fix my problem.

when i turn the hot water handle in the bath tub to my desired setting, i can see the handle slowing turning clockwise (without me touching it) and so the hot water is getting hotter and hotter. does anyone know why this is happening? i tried changing the handle but the situation is still the same. please please help. thank you.

countrybrenda

11:11AM | 11/02/06
Member Since: 09/18/06
64 lifetime posts
We had the same problem after talking to the man in our local harware store he suggested that we change steam valve which fixed the problem

http://www.kighthomecenter.com/build_tips/buildtips/faucets/faucet.html

tmalden1

04:53AM | 11/03/06
Member Since: 11/01/06
3 lifetime posts
thank you for your response. what exactly is the steam value? i read your link and don't really know which part needs replacing. is it the whole bathtub faucet that needs replacing?

countrybrenda

06:31AM | 11/03/06
Member Since: 09/18/06
64 lifetime posts
the part under the knob is called steam valve the washer part is what needs to be replaced

Billhart

07:21AM | 11/03/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
He is talking about the FAUCET STEM.

There are literally 100'S of different brands and styles.

Some use a different one for hot and cold.

http://www.faucetstems.com/index.php?cPath=22&osCsid=87af27d4831d33b0a79966204b50a515

A good hardware store or plumbing suply store will be the best place to start. They will often have the ones that are common in your area.


countrybrenda

07:41AM | 11/03/06
Member Since: 09/18/06
64 lifetime posts
sorry in Texas we call'em steam valves

tmalden1

08:14AM | 11/03/06
Member Since: 11/01/06
3 lifetime posts
so i need to replace the faucet stem? i assume that i can take the faucet stem out without having to replace the whole faucet?

countrybrenda

11:54PM | 11/03/06
Member Since: 09/18/06
64 lifetime posts
the link that was sent to you is for the 2 handle removal only. Should of ask if you had one knob (that controls both hot and cold water) or 2 knob that controls water seperatly if it is a 2 knob you would only need to remove the handle and the valve behind the handle to to replace any worn parts

If you know the manfacture I would also suggest using search engines for repair tips and even going to local hardware store for repair book (doesnt hurt to have one handy)
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