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Bath/Shower Faucet Repair PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 June 2010 10:26
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Discover all kinds of problem to your bathroom shower faucet is enough to send you running for the phone to call the plumber bet. However, following a few steps, you find that you can make repairs without the assistance of a professional.
Tools and materials needed:

Replacement pucks *
* Key
* Clamps
* Screwdriver
* Rags
* White vinegar
brush *
* Plastic Basin
Plumber * Band
* Flashlight

Step 1 - Disconnect the water

Start by turning off the water supply to the bathroom to reduce the risk of damage from a potential leak of water.
Step 2 - Inspection

If you have noticed a problem with the visible section of the bathroom shower faucet, it may have been caused by mechanisms that are hidden under the tub or behind the wall. In addition, the fasteners that hold the valves in place will be below the surface. This will require you to remove the panels in question to have access to them with a screwdriver. This process will also be necessary if you notice a leak, but you do not know where it comes to remove the panel and use a lamp to help you inspect the pipes and mechanisms.
Step 3 - Cleaning

Some problems that can affect a bath shower faucet, such as leaks or low water pressure or flow, perhaps not even the result of damage, but rather by an accumulation of debris and / or mineral deposits . Remedy this by using a wrench or pliers to remove the parts that are causing the problem. Deposit coins in a container filled with white vinegar and soak for a short period before using a scrub brush to scrub away the blockage. Do not forget the threads of bolts and nuts where the deposits can also set up there.
Step 4 - Wear

If you've noticed drops of water in your bath shower faucet, or if water is poured from the joint between the shower hose and faucet, there may be a result of worn or damaged, or simply from parts that have become loose. Use a wrench or pliers to remove nuts and apply tape around the wire plumber before tighten the nut in place. You can also use the appropriate tools to remove the fasteners to the escape point for you to examine and washers and rubber seals that are in place. Replace damaged parts with exact copies before reconnecting ties
Step 5 - Replacement

If the bathroom shower faucet has suffered damage which can not be repaired with a replacement part, it may be necessary to replace the whole unit. Use a wrench to remove the fasteners that hold the valve unit in its participation from below. If necessary, tap with you to the hardware store so you can get a replacement of similar characteristics to reduce the risk of potential problems. Similarly, if you use a mixing valve which includes a shower pipe that has split or damaged beyond repair, remove the nuts at each end of the pipe to fit the replacement.

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