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Faucet Rebuild

Posted by BobB on June 19th, 2001 04:25 PM
In reply to reply to you suggestion by gina howell on June 19th, 2001 01:17 PM [Go to top of thread]

Gina, Right, you do not need to remove the tub enclosure, I hope. What I was trying to say was that after you remove the knobs, you take a wrench and remove the valve core ( guts). Now, whats left in the wall is the part that is permanantly attached to the pipes. Look into the core, wipe it out with a soft cloth, and check it out to make sure it's not cracked or anything. Chances are 99 out of 100 that it is fine, It just doesn't hurt to be thorough.
Incidentally, my shower faucets have a cone shaped bonnet that is removed when you disassemble the faucet. It simply covers the body of the valve. When putting things back together, I caulk between it and the wall with some of the tub and tile caulk, just to be careful.
Good Luck

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