Asked on Jul 15, 2019

How can I fix a leaking shower?

BetsyLinda SikutRebecca Taylor
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My shower keep dropping no matter what I do. Tried putting more of the white plummers tape but still drips

5 answers
  • William
    on Jul 15, 2019

    Is it the shower head? Spout? Pipe connection? Need to be more specific where the drip is.

  • Rebecca Taylor
    on Jul 15, 2019

    Hi Gayle, There is a rubber boot or gasket in them and that is probably going bad. Here are videos for the shower head and the faucet itself.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTS_XB_wAMk



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBvKx4_1TZE

  • Linda Sikut
    on Jul 15, 2019

    Hi Gayle,

    You probably need to replace the gaskets, depending on where it's dripping. Here's a video of the type I have. Wishing you the best.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t8Rp6CREYY

  • Betsy
    on Jul 16, 2019

    Hi Gayle: You may need a new washer. They are pretty easy to change. Here are a couple of sites that may help:


    https://www.thespruce.com/fix-a-leaky-faucet-4103580


    https://www.lowes.com/projects/bed-and-bath/repair-leaky-two-handle-faucet/project


    One important thing to do, after turning the water off and letting the faucet run until it stops, is when you are disassembling the faucet, get a hand towel, and a nickle. Lay the towel out flat and when you take something off, lay it on the towel. The first thing should be at the upper left, and everything after that should go to the right, just like you took it off. Get your phone out and take a picture of the washer just like you took it off, i.e., the narrow end down or up or whatever. A picture will remind you of how it came off. Then, take everything else off until it's empty. Use a rag to clean out the area and get all of the water out. Then, take the washer and put it in your pocket. Put the nickel where the washer was so you know which part it goes on after. Take the washer to the hardware or home improvement store, match it up and start to put the faucet back together, starting with the last piece you took off. When you get to the washer, look at the picture on your phone because you know you forgot which end goes down:) Snug everything down, turn on the water and see if anything squirts out. If not, then turn on the tap and check for leaks. You can do this, I have faith in you! Good luck

  • Betsy
    on Jul 23, 2019

    You're welcome. This laying things out in order really helps me keep things organized! And, I forget which end of the washer goes in first, so a picture helps me out a lot!

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