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Leaky Faucet and Tile

Posted by Jim Bond on June 6th, 2001 02:13 AM
In reply to faucet leak by Angie on May 29th, 2001 08:16 AM [Go to top of thread]

If it's a fairly old faucet and it's not the washers then you need to decide how difficult it will be to match the tile. They sell kits to put new washers in faucets if it's the stem types, i.e. separate handles for hot and cold. Get a wrench to remove them (turn water off first) at hardware store. It looks like a long socket that you can stick a screwdriver through a hole on one end and turn. May need new seats too. That's also a wrench. The wrenches are fairly cheap, i.e. 10 or 20 bucks total. If you replace the tile email me and I'll explain it. Or if you need clarification on the tools to check the faucet email me. Good luck. Oh warning....don't overtighten if the faucet is old. They can break and then you'll have no choice but to either replace the stems or the entire faucet.

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