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Leaking faucet question
So I’m decent with home improvement and fixing stuff....but slow. Where do you home fixit pros recommend starting on fixing a leaky faucet on this style of faucet? Like anybody, I want as few steps as possible, so any help is appreciated!
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this is what i have done, even older 2 handled faucets were similar.
fwiw, i just installed one similar to the removable head. its cool. but wondering how long the tubing will hold out.
I think the "seat" that knitepoet speaks of is what you may think of as a "washer", but it could be plastic/nylon or something like that.
if you want you can google for youtube vides on your faucet and see if there are any vids available. To me, its just a horse of a different color when it comes to brand, but i will state, i have not played with every brand either.
Look for some model/info if you can. I always keep the manual/sales receipt (now scan them) but have them handy with other house equipment info. i may keep a hardcopy folder anyway just so that i can find them without looking/searching my hard drive.
also, if you remove the H/C handle, you maybe able to tighten the mechanism (by hand) and see if that works. But if someone got to it before you, it maybe worn beyond repair. Also IIRC, there maybe a spring under it too.
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2 weeks ago, I decided to fix my wifes slow drain on her bathroom sink, which had been "fixed" before by the previous homeowner. Only once before had I seen such a conglomeration of **** to fix a simple problem. After 3 trips to Ace, I called my BIL (he had possession of most of my plumbing tools...I was going to break the bank replacing them) but with his extra two hands, most of an afternoon, and 3 more trips to Ace....we got it done. Sheet-rock work was eventually involved.
What was a "simple fix" turned out to be a knuckle-busting, cussing, expensive endeavor. And that's par for the course.
Sometimes I doubt the wisdom of indoor plumbing.