HOME IMPROVEMENT

Learn the basic maintenance and repair projects every homeowner needs to know.
The complete photo guide to home improvement you find on ehowdiy.com.
Also household solution simple and effective products are fun and economical. We think you will be happily surprised with the results, and much more...

 
All in one place for the first time, parents can find answers to the many questions that come up all through a childhood.

 

 
   
Back To Plumbing Projects

PAGE 1 OF 2

  1 2

How to fix a ball faucet


The ball-type faucet is used by Delta, Peerless, and a few others. The ball fits into the faucet body and is constructed with three holes (not visible here)--a hot inlet, a cold inlet, and the outlet, which fills the valve body with water that then flows to the spout or sprayer. Depending on the position of the ball, each inlet hole is open, closed, or somewhere in-between. The inlet holes are sealed to the ball with valve seats, which are pressed tight against the ball with springs. If water drips from the spout, replace the seats and springs. Or go ahead and purchase an entire replacement kit and replace all or most of the working parts.

 

Step 1. Turn off the hot and cold water at the stop valves and open the faucet to let any water drain from the pipes. Plug the sink drain with a towel to avoid losing small parts. Pry off a red and blue hot/cold button or a knob-handle button, if present, with a small screwdriver or dull knife. Loosen the setscrew with the hex wrench on the ball faucet tool. Now remove the handle.

 

Step 2. Wrap the jaws of your channel-type pliers with masking tape to protect the faucet finish. Grasp the faceted or knurled edges of the round ball cap with the pliers and twist to remove.

 

 

 

 

| HOME | ABOUT | CONTACT | NEWS | Home Improvement FAQ and Information Archive|

| Household Solutions | Home Decorating, Interior Design Articles |

 

DIY HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

 

| CEILINGS | DRYWALL AND PANELING | FLOORING | GENERAL | LIGHTING | OUTDOOR |

| PAINTING AND DECORATING | PLUMBING | REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE | WIRING |

 

 

 
 

 

| Home | Partner Links | Privacy Policy | Site Map | DIY Projects Photo Gallery | 2017 ehowdiy.com. All Rights Reserved.

Thank you for visiting our site! This site is always updated.