I figured I had 2 options-
1. Change the faucet- (been there and done that but not a favorite and is costly)
2. Fix the broken parts- (never done that but the cost had to be better)
|Faucet Valve (the culprit)|
Obviously fixing it was the choice! The problem was the left handle would turn past its stopping point thus water never being totally shut off.
My faucet had shut off valves which was going to make my job so much easier. I tore it apart and pulled out the valve stem and yep, it looks like it was broke. I took the valve to Lowe's and found a match! YESSSS!!! This was a good start. The valves were about $7.50 a piece. I decided to replace the cold also, because it was not if, but when, it would it was going to break. Then I bought and addition $60.00 worth of "other stuff" at Lowe's. Isn't that how it always goes?
Back at home I worked
Total cost: around $15.00