Leaky shower knob/faucet
1. Shut off water supply and drain out the water
2. Scrap off the silicon and unscrew the knob.
3. Replace the worn rubber or seal with plumber tape.
Any RFDer help would be appreciated.
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Dec 12th, 2020 1:34 pm
Can you see a hol that would have a set screw in it anywhere on the handle? That's a common way to attach handles. However, these "designer" brands often do odd things, which can make it a PIA to service for the uninitiated.ttaepr wrote: ↑ I see, thanks for the suggestion. Looks like I need to take off the circular cover and replace the cartridge. Good thing the brand Cabano is still around.
I was trying to see if there is something leaking with the sqare knob or, specifically according to the manufacturer, Square Supply Elbow with Shut Off. I turned it counter clockwise for a number of rotations and it didnt feel it was coming off at all. It did loosen and moved away from the wall a little. I turned it clockwise hope to put it back into the original position. Could I have unscrewed anything that may cause a leak?
I turned the main water supply back on and the supply elbow seem to work fine still with the slow leak...
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Dec 14th, 2020 10:38 pm
Unfortunately, I didnt see any holes. I did find a couple instruction sheets of this set, but I cant figure out how the wall elbow is secured against the "copper 90".MrFrugal1 wrote: ↑ Can you see a hol that would have a set screw in it anywhere on the handle? That's a common way to attach handles. However, these "designer" brands often do odd things, which can make it a PIA to service for the uninitiated.
I'd contact a retailer in your area, or contact the company itself before proceeding.
Dec 14th, 2020 10:58 pm
I uploaded the instruction that came with the shower.jm1 wrote: ↑ If the leak is occurring even when the circular knob is turned off, then it's the cartridge. The cartridge inside the circular knob controls the flow of water. When it's truly off, then no water should be able to flow to the square showerhead supply to the right. If the cartridge is defective, then when you turn it off, it may still allow water to flow to the showerhead supply (i.e. it's only 95% off and not 100% off).
If no water is leaking when it's off, but it's leaking when it's on, then it's a problem with the showerhead supply, not the cartridge.
Dec 14th, 2020 11:12 pm
The last time I needed a Delta shower cartridge (4 or 5 years ago), they also sent me one, but I really had to talk it out of them. When my Moen cartridges need replacing, I can go to either of the local hardware stores and they give one to me.
Dec 14th, 2020 11:19 pm
thats really awesome. Next time definitely will go with either a more mainstream brand widely available or higher end well known brand like Grohe/Hansgrohe. These smaller boutique "designer" brands looks nice, but not as reliable. My other shower set is a Hansgrohe with very similar setup, much more reliable and higher quality.