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Easy Fix-It With Mr. Plunger

Updated on March 12, 2014

Save Money On Your Own Faucet Problems and Repairs

 

You know that most faucet problems are easy to fix... yeah, I said easy to fix. And you know you can save money and time by making these simple repairs yourself. Replacement parts for faucet repairs are inexpensive and you can find them at your local hardware store or large box home centers.

Techniques for repair vary, depending on the faucet design. But remember if a badly worn faucet continues to leak, even after repairs are made, the faucet should be replaced. You can easily replace an old, problem faucet with a new model that is designed to provide years of trouble free service.

Lets look at some problems...shall we?

 












Problem:

Faucet drips from the end of the spout, or leaks around the base Repairs: Identify the faucet design, then install replacement parts. When you remove the part, watch how you take it out, and that’s how you put it back in.

Problem:

Old worn out faucet continues to leak after repairs are made. Repairs: Simple, just as I mentioned in the introduction. Replace the old faucet with a new modern faucet.

Problem:

Water pressure at spout seems low, or water flow is partially blocked. Repairs: Clean faucet aerator. Replace corroded galvanized pipes with copper.

Problem:

Water pressure from sprayer seems low, or sprayer leaks from the handle. Repairs: Clean sprayer head. Fix diverter valve. ( Note ) Everything you remove should go back in just as easy.

Problem:

Water leaks onto floor underneath faucet. Repairs: Replace cracked sprayer hose. Tighten water connections, or replace supply tubes and shut-off valves. Fix leaky sink strainer.

Problem:

Hose bib or valve drips from spout or leaks around the handle. Repairs:Take valve apart and replace washers and O rings.

 

Mr. Plunger always says that the work is much easier when you are actually doing the work.. So get to it!


© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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      H C Palting 4 years ago from East Coast

      This is very useful. I usually end up doing minor repairs because I understand that it saves me money and sometimes time too. And Mr. Plunger is right, there have been many instances where I was confused but once I got my hands working on the repair, it seemed easier to understand.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Voted up and useful Frank. These are great tips. Have to be able to take care of those manly jobs you know:) My thanks to Mr. Plunger.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Thanks Express10 and thelyricwriter..now I know you folks are just being kind.. thanks for visiting my plunger shoppe :) bless you both

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