Leaking Tub Faucet..taken off the handle..now what?

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Angela8, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Angela8

    Angela8 New Member

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    I'm a new home owner and I've decided to try to fix a leak in my tub myself before trying to call a plumber. I've so far got the handles off and then I'm a little lost as to what to do. It looks like there's a nut which I'm supposed to loosen but it's on pretty tight and I don't want to force it in case this isn't what I'm supposed to do. Does anyone have a diagram that I can compare to? Or can tell me what exactly I need to do from here?

    I took some photos in case this will help.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/24784068@N05/

    I appreciate any help that anyone can give me. The drips are driving me insane.

    Angela:confused:
  2. krow

    krow Plumber

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    That looks like a Crane tub and shower.

    Remove the chrome sleeve (unsrew) and eschuchian
    Shut off the water to the house
    open tap full
    remove retainer nut and cork washer carefully (outer edge of cartridge, close to the faucet body)
    unscrew entire cartridge from housing.
    This uses "dialese " repair kit. HD carries these repair parts
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2008
  3. krow

    krow Plumber

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    BTW, the hot cartridge will have the letter "R" stamped on it and the cold water cartridge will have the letter "L" stamped on it (right / left)
  4. Angela8

    Angela8 New Member

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    Yes it is a crane faucet!!

    Sorry just to clarify when you say retainer nut and cork washer close to the faucet body does that mean the nut that is closer to me or closer to the wall? And if its really tight to turn what should I do to loosen it without causing damage.

    Is this a standard dialease repair kit or are there sizes? I'm hoping to pick one up before I attempt to take it off.

    I really appreciate your help. I'm pretty much a newbie with this stuff.

    Angela
    :eek:
  5. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

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    If you can take the old ones with you to get a perfect match would be the
    best way to go.Pics of what they look like.

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  6. krow

    krow Plumber

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    The nut that I'm talking about is closer to the wall. As cwhyu2 posted, you can see what the cartridge looks like with the cork gasket. The retainer nut is not in the pic

    The dialese repair kit is only 1 size. The only thing to worry about is the left and right cartridges. , in case you need to replace the entire cartridge
    L or R stamped on the cartridge housing
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