I'm in the process of installing fixtures for a shower and realized yesterday that I had made a mistake and needed to expand the opening around the single control valve. It's a Moen with an insertable cartridge.
I removed some tile with a reciprocating saw and drill and am sure I didn't hit the valve at all.
However, now today I attempted to turn the water back on and—while in the off position—the valve now drips fairly steadily.
- Did I likely damage the valve in the process of removing tile? Possibly through the vibrations of the saw/drill?
- What steps can/should I take to repair this? The surrounding plumbing is in perfect condition, the valve is just leaky.