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An Easier Way to Replace Bathtub Faucets [2009-04-15]

I always equated the awe-inspiring task of trying to replace bathtub faucets with the 'Big Bang' inspired complicated scientific experiments. At least, the very thought of dealing with collars, trims, handles and screws seemed pretty overwhelming. As a layman that did not boast of any kind of competence in the plumbing arena, my fears were not that esoteric.

But that was until I was introduced to a home repair expert. A veteran of several repair and renovation projects, he exhorted me not to view this hugely deflating task in the tediously familiar manner.

Thanks to his easy-to-follow steps, that irritating drip-drip sound is now a thing of the past. Trust me; I have never slept more soundly.

Ignorance Is Not Always Bliss

For those of us that don't care a fig about leaking faucets, it extremely easy to remain utterly tone-deaf to that not very flattering sound in the bathroom. Since we treat this very tenuous contention with a mix of ignorance and trepidation, it does not seem high treason to succumb to the guiles of that experienced plumbing professional that walks straight into our homes from the yellow pages, and burns a massive hole in our pockets.

A few basic plumbing supplies generally housed in a tool box coupled with some patience and a firm resolve is what is needed to fix that dripping faucet.

The Einstein Of A Bathtub Faucet

Repairing a bathtub faucet calls for a nuanced understanding of its structure and composition. You could either have a two-handle compression faucet or a single-handle washerless faucet. The washerless variety comes in three different versions- ball, cartridge and disc type.

The process of replacing a washerless bathtub faucet is very similar to that of a washerless sink faucet. In both cases, the cartridge must be replaced after unscrewing the retaining nut or clip. If there's a ball type of faucet that's the cause of your consternation, a set of brand new O-rings and seals is all that it takes to assuage your fears.

Thankfully, I have come to realize that my bathroom is not the Large Hadron Collider, and replacing that leaking bathtub faucet is not about releasing a stream of protons at light speed. It's much less complicated, and the results far less calamitous.The news come from http://www.bossgoo.com