Your shower drips after you've turned it off. You try turning the handle in different directions to stop the drip, but it continues to annoy you. If this is a typical single-handle shower, with a few simple tools, you can fix that leaky shower yourself. Here are the steps to get this DIY plumbing project completed yourself.
Tools You Will Need:
From the home improvement store:
Manufacturers design their own plumbing components so the easiest way to get the right cartridge is to remove the old one and take it to the store and have someone find a match for you.
Removing the Old Shower Cartridge
Installing the New Shower Cartridge
Problems You May Encounter
Corrosion is a problem with old showers. If you have any of the following problems, you may need a plumber to come to the house and finish this project for you.
14 December 2015
Hi everyone, my name is Bonita Ploursa. After living in my first home for several years, I decided the kitchen needed a drastic change. I spent the bulk of my time baking cakes, making candy and canning jam in my kitchen. However, cleanup was a nightmare due to the lack of a dishwasher. Furthermore, my sink area could only fit one small pot, which made it impossible to wash out my cookware. I hired a plumber to help route lines for a dishwasher and replace the sink. I also had my plumber install a nice garbage disposal in the sink. The process took very little time and no effort on my part. I would like to discuss this upgrade, and others like it, on my website. I will explore the various ways plumbers move pipes and install appliances throughout the kitchen.