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  • Quick Home Repairs: Faucets and Running Toilets

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    If you are sick of running water in your bathroom, and want to cross it off your list today, then take a look at these tips courtesy of This Old House:

    The Drip That Drives You Crazy

    Time, use and water that is overly acidic or mineral-laden can wear out the type of single-lever valves now common on sink faucets and shower controls. When the lever is pushed all the way down and the faucet continues to drip, the culprit is a worn valve-stem assembly. You can swap this worn part for a new one in about 20 minutes, and without any under-the-sink gymnastics.

    Replacement Cartridges

    Actually, it could take you longer to find the right part than it does to make the repair. Most major faucet manufacturers make single-lever faucets, and replacement parts are widely available at home center and hardware stores, but the valve assemblies are not interchangeable. Even different faucet models from the same manufacturer are likely to require different valve replacement parts. It will be easier to get the right parts if you know the name of the manufacturer and the faucet model number. If you know the manufacturer but not the model, a local plumbing-supply house might be able to narrow the choices for you. If all else fails, pull the old part before buying a new one. That's not the most convenient option, Sorrell says, but at least it's foolproof.

    Read more at This Old House

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