Thursday, October 2, 2014

Dreaded Dripping

The shower in our master bathroom had a tendency to drip if it is not turned off just right.  It is maddening and incredibly wasteful.  I was planning on replacing the valve, but I discovered you can change the "cartridge" inside the valve, so I decided to try that.  Since I'm a romantic, I gave Chrissy the new cartridge for her birthday.  I finally got around to installing it this past weekend.

As usual, it had to be difficult.  The cartridge didn't want to pull out like the instructions claim it will, so I did the same thing I did in the guest bathroom and hit it with some vinegar to dissolve the mineral deposits.  I took the opportunity to clean off the tile while the plate was off.

 I put everything back together and it is working perfectly, which is incredibly satisfying.

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