Re: clogged screen in bathtub faucet Clueless & Goin Crazy
Posted by Charlie on May 06, 19101 at 18:48:10:
In response to Re: clogged screen in bathtub faucet Clueless & Goin Crazy
If the clog is in the tub spout, it should not be hard to take it off. Look under the spout to see if there's a slot giving access to an Alen screw. If so, loosen it, and the spout will probably slide off. If not, you should be able to unscrew the whole spout bu turning it counterclockwise. You can do this with a bar or large screwdriver in the opening, so you don't mar the outside finish. The spout is mounted on a threaded nipple coming out of the wall. You would then pout on teflon tape or pipe dope and put it back in the same way. If the clog is in the valve, I'll leave it to someone else to give you advice. Good luck!

: In January the dip stick in my hot water heater was gone, which explained my problem of little hot water. Once repaired, all the faucets had very little water pressure as far as the hot water went. I remembered the guy said something about white sludge which I hadn't seen, so I assumed it had gotten clogged in the screens. My husband cleaned out all of the screens including to the washer. It worked. The only problem is we have no idea how to fix the bathtub faucet. We have a shower so the thingy is in the way. Do we have to take the faucet out of the wall to clean it? How do we take it out if we do? We have ceramic tile around it. I've looked in books and online to no avail. Thanks for any help you can give! It takes about 45 minutes to fill the tub half way.

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