How can i, (a woman). fix leaky bathtub faucets w/o replacing?

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  • Junkeral Junkeral on Dec 05, 2017
    Hello, I am sorry that you are experiencing a faucet problem. Would changing out the gaskets solve this problem? Perhaps you could take a pic of the faucet with your cell phone and someone knowledgeable could show you the size of the gasket - or other part that you need and walk you through how to fix it. Ive had great luck getting help at these type of stores.
    You may also want to do a DIY look up on Google.
    Kathy, good luck to you.

  • Scott guthormsen Scott guthormsen on Dec 05, 2017
    It is very possible that it is the cartridge in the faucet or shower valve. It is not difficult to replace them. You might try shutting off the water to the faucet/shower valve and remove the handles and cartridge. Then take it to a plumbing supply store and purchase replacement cartridges.

  • Dena Roberts Dena Roberts on Dec 05, 2017
    Turn off your water first. Open taps to drain the standing water. Take the leaky faucet off by turning it counterclockwise. Put all the parts into a box. Take it to your local hardware store. They can tell you the problem, sell you the right parts, and show you how to fix it.

  • Seth Seth on Dec 05, 2017
    I feel your pain. Do you have a single handle faucet or is it three separate handles? Is it leaking from the shower head, the tub spout, or both, and, do you know the brand or how old it is? Some types of older faucet cartridges can be a nightmare to remove, so it may not be something you want to tackle. If we can narrow down the problem, it could save you a trip to the store and from buying parts you will not be able to easily replace. A picture would be helpful.

  • FL FL on Dec 05, 2017
    Women can and do accomplish everything they set their minds on! Its about traditional roles, not ability. "The annoying drip of a leaky faucet can cause higher water bills and irritation. Fortunately, it's easy to fix yourself if you can identify the type of faucet and get the necessary tools for the job. Why pay a plumber when you can fix a leaky faucet yourself? To fix leaks on the four most common types of faucet, follow these instructions."