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BRIANL00 05-06-2011 07:37 AM

Loosen A Bathtub Faucet Valve
 
How do you loosen a stuck bathtub faucet valve? I have an old style bathtub faucet with the three knobs(hot, cold, diverter) and shower head. I DO NOT have access to the faucet from behind the shower wall. I can get to the nut on the valve, but I am afraid if I horse on it I may break something. I was thinking about using a penetrating oil or something to unfreeze the nut. The shower is a tub surround. The faucet is not leaking, but when I turn off the water, the water continues to drip for several seconds and finally stops. I want to replace the seals/washers.

plumbers 05-07-2011 03:35 AM

try using dw40, a liquid degreaser

kok328 05-07-2011 06:07 AM

I'd try soaking it with a penetrating oil such as PBlaster.

However, if the faucet is not leaking then don't mess with it.

Redwood 05-07-2011 07:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BRIANL00 (Post 56733)
The faucet is not leaking, but when I turn off the water, the water continues to drip for several seconds and finally stops. I want to replace the seals/washers.

So you don't need to replace them...


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