How can I stop bathtub faucet leak?

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How can I fix a bathtub faucet leak? Do I need special tooIs?

I currently capture the water and use for watering trees, but would prefer to fix the problem.

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  • Laf28032259 Laf28032259 on Sep 21, 2018

    If you have a moen, u can get free replacement parts. No special tools needed. The only thing you might need is an Allen wrench (that’s the one shaped like the letter L). Can you shut the water off below the sink? That will stop it leaking until you can get it fixed. I’m going through this now. Let me know if this helps

  • Dee Dee on Sep 21, 2018

    Check your aerator, if it is dirty it will cause leakes. Easy to check, just unscrew it and clean.

  • Seth Seth on Sep 21, 2018

    Depending on where exactly the leak is and the brand of valve then yes, you may need a cartridge puller. There's a lot of stuff on youtube about how to do this. I replaced my 20 year old valve, but it was a bear to remove, taking my 26 year old weightlifter son and myself to get it out after 3 hours of struggling with it.

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Sep 21, 2018

    sometimes Plumbers are your friend!

  • William j O’Connor William j O’Connor on Sep 23, 2018

    change the washer