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abfab04

07:54AM | 01/31/07
Member Since: 08/10/05
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When I turn on the water in the bathtub and pull the plunger, so that redirect the water to the shower, a lot of water still comes out the faucet. I'm guessing that there's a stopper of some sort that needs replacing? Are they pretty standard and easy to buy in the local hardware store?

abfab04

08:53AM | 02/06/07
Member Since: 08/10/05
49 lifetime posts
The diverter is on the tub spout.

cdpaulson

07:28AM | 12/28/08
Member Since: 05/22/08
3 lifetime posts
I have the problem with most of the water coming out of the bathtub spout when I push the button to get the water diverted up to the showerhead. How can this be fixed? Do I replace the entire bathtub faucet, or is there a way to just replace the part that is supposed to send the water up to the shower head?

abfab04

09:54AM | 12/29/08
Member Since: 08/10/05
49 lifetime posts
you'll need to buy a new spout. standard ones are very inexpensive and easy to install. apparently you can't just buy a replacement stopper for the inside.

cdpaulson

11:22AM | 12/29/08
Member Since: 05/22/08
3 lifetime posts
Thanks for your help. Any advise on how to get the old, defective faucet off? It is tight on the wall, and sealed with a thin bead of calking. There seems to be a little screw on the bottom side of the faucet. Do I unscrew that, and then yank the faucet off the wall or what? Thanks!

abfab04

09:29AM | 12/31/08
Member Since: 08/10/05
49 lifetime posts
instructions should come with the new spout, however in case it doesn't...

there is a small screw at the bottom that you need to remove (tool might come with the new one). then break the seal against the wall and it should come of easily. its been a while since i replace one, but i think you just pull or twist gently to get it off. put the new one on, replace the screw and reseal.

cdpaulson

10:17AM | 12/31/08
Member Since: 05/22/08
3 lifetime posts
Thanks for the info.

I used an allen wrench to remove the little screw on the underside of the old faucet, and then the faucet pulled off easily.

Thanks for your help!

BV001230

10:54AM | 06/05/13
i have a problem to much water come out of the spout my water bill is very very high i dont know what the problem is i dont see a leak . i give my tenant very little water at at time if
i give her half hour a day by bill is over a 100 per day

Bob Vila

02:32PM | 10/02/13
Member Since: 07/07/11
50 lifetime posts
Bob
Hi all,

Great question! You might want to consider replacing that faucet, it sounds faulty. Thought others might be interested in the conversation, so I answered it right here:

http://www.bobvila.com/articles/what-would-bob-do-faucet-replacement-plug-conversion-and-tile-installation/

Good luck — and thanks for the question!

-Bob Vila


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