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Afish 04-17-2012 12:23 PM

Shower turn on faucet.
I am having water shoot out of the handle on the shower turn on. Both bathrooms. Also they both feel like when I turn them on I am going to pull it right through the wall. Should I higher someone or have a friend help me fix the problem. And how do I fix this?

CallMeVilla 04-18-2012 06:00 PM

If your friend knows how to tighten the valve stem on the faucet, you might try that first.

If the valve cartridge is shot, it will have to be replaced. That requires shutting off the water to the shower -- or maybe the whole house -- and then removing/replacing the cartridge. This is not hard if you have the skills. Go to a Home Depot and get help.

Last resort, call a local handyman (see Craigslist) and have somebody do it while you watch. You can learn a lot and save money next time.

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