Leaky bathtub faucet

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Old 02-26-16, 02:36 PM
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Leaky bathtub faucet

We have a clawfoot tub faucet in the style of the one pictured here:

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It was purchased new and is roughly 7 years old. Apparently it has a drip and is becoming difficult to make the drip stop by turning the handles farther, although I'm not there to look at it myself.

When I go take a look, I want to be prepared to fix it if I can. Any ideas on what might need to be done to fix it?
 

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Old 02-26-16, 02:50 PM
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New washers! Turnoff the hot and cold water supply. Remove handles and then a nut should be removed to back the stem out of body.
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You will need to turn the water off to the whole home, drain the lines and remove the stem... Most likely do a washer replacement... Check the seats while your at it...

Because its a no name faucet you may need several trips to get the correct size washers and seats at the local home store or supply house...
 
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Thanks for the replies, and thanks very much for embedding the photo instead of the link!

After a little research, washer replacement looks fairly straightforward if I can get the right size. Is it possible I can get some kind of combo-pack that will have multiple sizes so I'm not back and forth to the store?
 
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Is it possible I can get some kind of combo-pack that will have multiple sizes so I'm not back and forth to the store?
Yes but kits come with various cone or flat washers... You size may or may not be in the kit...
 
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and is becoming difficult to make the drip stop by turning the handles farther
You got some good life out of these washers, but ideally remind people they only have to close the valves gently, not crank down on them.
 
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Thanks for all the help and tips! I really appreciate it.
 
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It's me again...I got a combo pack of rubber washers to prepare for my trip to the property next weekend. I was trying to research the brand of faucet and think I found the kit I bought many years ago on the Home Depot website. So the brand of faucet is Pegasus and I was able to track down this installation guide, which indicates it is "washerless." Can that be correct? If so, what else might be the problem if it really doesn't have rubber washers?

https://www.manualshelf.com/manual/pegasus/195-s-cp/installation-guide-english.html
 
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It will use a cartridge and "O" rings.
 
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Okay, thanks. Is it probably the o-ring causing the leaky faucet then? Or does the cartridge and other parts also need to be replaced? Will this repair be as easy as a rubber washer replacement? Can I probably get a combo pack of different o-ring sizes similar to the rubber washer combo pack?
 
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Can a worn o-ring cause leak at the faucet (not at knob/stem)?
Doe the cartridge also need to be replaced or any other parts?
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Yes. I would replace the whole cartridge.
 
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