A DIY & home improvement forum. DIYbanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » DIYbanter forum » Do - it - Yourself » Home Repair
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Home Repair (alt.home.repair) For all homeowners and DIYers with many experienced tradesmen. Solve your toughest home fix-it problems.

Plastic Faucet Stem - Stripped Screw

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old February 11th 07, 03:59 AM posted to alt.home.repair
external usenet poster
Posts: 27
Default Plastic Faucet Stem - Stripped Screw

Gerry Atrick wrote:
On my bathtub the faucet stem screw that holds the handle on, is
stripped. This cartridge stem does not appear to be easily
in fact no one has been able to determine the manufacturer of the
faucet and it is not labelled.

1st, ask at your local hardware if they have faucet repair stems. If
they do, take yours out and let them patch it. If that doesn't work,
while at the hardware pick up a tube of "J.B. Weld" Clean and dry the
stripped out hole, mix the J.B. Weld and put in the hole and assemble
the parts, just snug the screw. Let set 24 hours or more before using.
J.B.Weld needs to be in everyone's tool kit.

Tom J

Old February 11th 07, 05:08 PM posted to alt.home.repair
external usenet poster
Posts: 27
Default Plastic Faucet Stem - Stripped Screw

Gerry Atrick wrote:

As far as the hardware store patching it, I never heard of such a
thing. If I could identify the faucet they could order a new one
me, but I cant ID the darn thing.


I have 2 different hardware stores whin 5 miles of my home that have
trays and trays of parts for repairing things in the house, including
all kinds of faucets and valves. When I need repair parts, I just take
the bad part with me to the hardware store and hand it to the clerk.
They sell enough of these parts that most of the time they only have
to go to 1 or 2 trays to get the replacement part without the
manufacturer's name. My house was built in 1962 and they still have
repair parts for every faucet and valve in the house.

Tom J


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Identify faucet stem brand/part name Bill Stock Home Repair 10 October 23rd 06 05:19 AM
Screw stripped Paul Wolsko Woodworking 19 April 23rd 06 04:03 AM
~ KITCHEN FAUCET STEM QUESTION ~ tomkanpa Home Repair 0 March 12th 06 09:36 PM
Brand bathroom faucet stem Herbbrau Home Repair 3 April 5th 05 10:17 PM
Help removing a faucet stem Bryan Hoyt Home Repair 8 January 31st 04 07:17 PM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.SEO by vBSEO ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2004-2017 DIYbanter.
The comments are property of their posters.