Plumbing Question

Plumbing Question

PostBy: Joeski On: Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:29 am

Merry Christmas everyone.

If some of my faucets are barely turned the water goes from a trickle to full blast with no inbetween is that a washer needing replacement?

Also in my one shower if I barely turn the faucet handle and I'm getting burned from hot water or frozen from cold that would be the washers too?

Thank you all in advance for everything I learn from you fine folks.

Joeski
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Re: Plumbing Question

PostBy: Cap On: Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:19 am

I doubt it. Probably worn out valves.
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Re: Plumbing Question

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:21 pm

...pictures please, the older style 4 spoke faucets were famous for full throttle or nothin'.
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Re: Plumbing Question

PostBy: Joeski On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:08 am

michaelanthony wrote:...pictures please, the older style 4 spoke faucets were famous for full throttle or nothin'.

I hope this works. The shower is this first one.

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The sink is this second one.

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Re: Plumbing Question

PostBy: Joeski On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:11 am

Well the cold water handle got cut off a little in that 2nd picture.
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Re: Plumbing Question

PostBy: Joeski On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:13 am

Cap wrote:I doubt it. Probably worn out valves.

Thanks Cap. That would be just a matter of removing the old valves going to the plumbing or hardware store and getting an exact duplicate then I should be back in business, right?
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Re: Plumbing Question

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:00 am

I'd certainly start the least expensive way.....and it will probably cure the problem. Yup, shut off the water, pull the stems & take them with you to the hardware store.

IF you end up getting complete new fixtures, in my opinion, stay away from Price pfister & Moen. Go with American Standard or Symmons. Price Pfister actaully isn't bad, but they change styles every 5 minutes & parts can be hard to find next week. Moen is popular too, used a lot in motels because they last about forever, but, they also suck about forever. They work great when brand new, but within a year they are either full on, or full off, it's their nature.
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Re: Plumbing Question

PostBy: blrman07 On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:17 am

Go with the least expensive fix first. You can try replacing the washers with the proper size. More than likely it's worn out stems. Take em out and take them with you when you head to the hardware store or big box store. Give it a try. Washers should be less than a couple of bucks.

Rev. Larry
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Re: Plumbing Question

PostBy: plumb-r On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:37 pm

I think everyone else has it pegged. Sounds like the stem or bonnet has worn so much its sloppy. Most come as a set. Home dump should have them. Have fun! Working on old washer type faucets isn't hard it finding the parts that's a pain. :)
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Re: Plumbing Question

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:40 pm

plumb-r wrote:Home dump should have them.


Thats awesome :clap:
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