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This text will help you to gain more knowledge about your shower or bathtub systems in Austin. This will be helpful for you to use your plumbing utilities effectively and efficiently so that you save on shower or bathtub repair bills while also extending the life of your shower or bathtub systems.
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One-piece showers offer the least possibly for problems of all the various types of showers. Because of their one-piece construction, leaks in the walls are nearly unheard of. Unless the unit is cracked, you can rule out wall leaks.
The valve escutcheons on showers are one source of mystery leaks. Just as was described in the last chapter, these escutcheons can let water penetrate the shower wall.
The escutcheons used for single-handle valves are frequently equipped with sponge-type gaskets. These gaskets are factory installed on the escutcheons and do a good job of preventing unwanted leaks.
Two-handle shower valves generally require a gasket or a putty seal to be placed behind the escutcheons. If these seals are missing or have deteriorated, water can find its way into the wall. A visual inspection can reveal the possibility of this type of leak, but a water test is the only way to be certain the escutcheons are not responsible for leaks.
Unfortunately, many showers don't have access panels that allow easy inspection of the shower valve. Bathtubs that use waste and overflows with mechanical joints are required to have access panels, but showers are not.
The lack of an access panel greatly reduces a plumber's ability to make sound judgment calls on problems related to showers. It may be necessary to cut into a wall to gain access in the case of stubborn leaks, but there are ways to make reasonable assumptions without butchering a wall. To expound on this, let's look at various circum-stances on a step-by-step basis to see how cutting into walls and ceilings can be avoided.
Tubs That Won't Hold Water
Tubs that won't hold water generally require an adjustment to the tub waste. It is possible for water to leak around the trim ring of the tub drain, but the problem is usually with the adjustment of the tub waste. If there is no water leaking from under the tub, you can rest assured the cause is in the tub waste adjustment. There are several different types of tub wastes in use, and each of them can present its own type of trouble. With some types of wastes it is necessary to make adjustments in the trip mechanism. Others require the replacement of a seal or an entire stopper.
Toe-touch wastes don't contain any internal adjustment mechanisms. This type of waste depends on the stopper to hold water in a bathtub. If a toe-touch waste is allowing water to leak out of the tub and down the drain, there are three options available to you.
Begin your troubleshooting by turning the stopper clockwise. If the stopper is not screwed into the drain far enough, water can leak past its seal. If the stopper is screwed into the drain properly, remove it and inspect the seal. To be sure the problem is with the toe-touch stopper, install a rubber stopper in the drain and test the tub. If water doesn't leak past the rubber stopper, you have identified the cause of your problem; it is the toe-touch stopper.
Once you know the stopper is causing the trouble, you can replace the entire stopper with a new one. It may be possible to replace the seal only, but with the low cost of replacement stoppers, I would replace the whole unit to be sure of correcting the problem without a callback.
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