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A leaking single lever mixer

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  • #1
    kamilk87
    Level 10  
    Hello,
    I have a problem with the bathtub faucet (it is a single-lever mixer). In the morning, water began to flow from it from under the handle to release the water - it looked like a gasket or something with a head. As I did not have time in the morning, I turned off the main valve and was supposed to deal with it later. My wife, however, called me now and says she's still dripping. The question from where, if the valve is closed? When the second tap in the bathroom is turned on, nothing flies and the tap in the bathtub is still dripping. It has been over 4 hours since closing the valve, so the water from the pipes should now drain.
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  • #3
    kamilk87
    Level 10  
    We do not have a boiler, we only have a flush from the tanks in the bathroom ;) I'm afraid that maybe the valve is leaking ... I will replace the head and see. Do you think that even if it lets the valve pass slightly, the head will hold it?
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  • #5
    sanfran
    Network and Internet specialist
    Since the main valve is closed, leave the head in the open position until repair.
  • #6
    kamilk87
    Level 10  
    Kurtka na wacia wrote:
    Maybe the main valve is actually running?
    kamilk87 wrote:
    Do you think that even if it lets the valve lightly, the head will keep it?
    And with that, I don't know what you mean?

    I think I wrote a little stupid. I mean, if I replace the head, can I wait with replacing the water valve (if it is really the valve)? I have a difficult approach there and it will be more work.
  • #7
    1 PAWEL
    Level 42  
    kamilk87 wrote:
    I mean, if I replace the heads, can I wait with the replacement of the water valve (if it is really a valve)? I have a difficult approach there and it will be more work.


    Certainly, after replacing the head, the main valve may last for some time, but get ready to replace it, there may be accidental unsealing due to wear and service life.
  • #8
    kamilk87
    Level 10  
    Fortunately, it turned out that the valve is ok. I took the batteries off the wall, some water still flew from the pipes, but finally it stopped - I probably have some mixed pipes in my apartment and a lot of water remained in them. The reason for the leaking tap was the cracked head.