Tub faucet leaking

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by reiguy, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. reiguy

    reiguy New Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    So my faucet is leaking in the tub. Its leaking hot water. It started off as a small drip now its a steady stream. I have replaced the washers on my sink in the kitchen before. I am going to look at it tommorow morning. Just wanted to know. Is it as simple as the sink faucets or is it more complicated.

    The set up is 3 knobs and a faucet. Obviously 1 knob for cold, hot water and then one to activate the shower. There isnt a name on the knobs.

    Thanks in advance guys. Just wanted to know if its gonna be as easy as the sink or if its a bit tougher.
  2. Peanut9199

    Peanut9199 Customer Service Manager Plumbing Wholesale

    Apr 23, 2007
    Customer Service Manager Plumbing Wholesale
    Ontario, Canada
    Multi handle shower faucets use the same as a lavatory faucet would use.
    They use cartridges which would have washers on the bottom of them.
    Most times you can replace just the washer at the bottom.
    Of course the shower most times will use different cartridges than the lavatory.
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  4. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

    Jun 12, 2006
    You need to replace the bibb washer--located on the bottom of the hot water valve stem and possibly the seat, which is behind the stem.

    Unlike your kitchen faucet, you will need to use plumbing sockets and possibly a handle puller and seat wrench.
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