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Chrisnbrig 01-22-2020 08:05 PM

leaky shower head
 
Spanish springs villa any recommendations for plumber, Any idea how to turn the water off to the shower? I do not see access panel

C. C. Rider 01-22-2020 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Chrisnbrig (Post 1711843)
Spanish springs villa any recommendations for plumber, Any idea how to turn the water off to the shower? I do not see access panel

If the leak is coming from where the shower head screws onto the pipe, that's simple to fix. You just need to tighten it up a little bit. If that doesn't fix it, remove the shower head and put about 2 or 3 wraps of Teflon tape over the pipe threads. Then reinstall the shower head. That should do it.

You don't need to turn the water off to the shower. Just don't have it running while doing the "fix".

anothersteve 01-22-2020 10:49 PM

The shower head should not be getting any water to it when the valves are shut unless there is something wrong with the mixing valve/diverter.
Steve

Chatbrat 01-22-2020 11:46 PM

If your shower is a Delta, the cartridge , that inserts has a lifetime guarantee--it must be replaced- we used CPM to replace the cartridge

Its not ,IMHO a do it yourself job, because water to the house must be turned off, if something goes wrong-you'll need a plumber

retiredguy123 01-23-2020 01:29 AM

There is no separate valve to turn off the shower, except the mixing valve. If the shower leaks continuously after turning it off, then you need a new mixing valve. That is NOT a DIY project. Call a plumber. If you just need a new shower head, it is easy to replace yourself, but I would not try to fix it. Just buy a new one. When installing a new shower head, make sure not to overtighten it. Use the Teflon tape and tighten it by hand, and if it leaks a little, use a wrench and give it a one quarter turn.


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