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Its likely the whole cartridge will need replacement. With it you will get a new handle stem. This might be a sign to replace the whole unit. If you have a three handle setup, a cover plate will let you upgrade to any single handle style. If you go this route, be sure to get a tub filler spout WITH diverter (the single handle tub/shower valves usually ...
This works on dried silicone and is pretty non-toxic
Sometimes, I've had success with an eraser: It won't damage tile, but results depend on how porous/grippy the tile surface is. Amazon sells them, so should any local Office Supply or School Supply store.
Answer was paint thinner and lots of razors. This stuff was such crap that after paint thinner sat on some parts and it came off like latex paint.
Galvanized pipe is often used when a threaded pipe is required, since it's a bit more durable than copper. Copper is a softer metal, and may not hold up as well against the potential abuse the spout could see. While it's true that galvanized pipe has corrosion problems, such a short length where it's not common for water to rest should not cause problems. ...
Galvanized pipes were used pre-60's. So it was to code for its time but its the worst piping to use for water. Hot water lines clog up a lot with galvanized if you have hard water. Some people use PEX tubing to replace it because its remodel friendly due to its flexibility but I've have no experience with that. Unless its clogged up I wouldn't mess with it. ...
I remove galvanized pipe whenever possible. A brass nipple will be a much longer term connection. However, if the plumbing elsewhere is galvanized, it may only be a symbolic gesture.
All you need is a thick wire that can be bent into a U-shape at one end. Place the cover back into the outlet hole, insert the U-shaped wire into the outlet pipe and try to grab the outlet pipe to hold it in place. Lift the outlet pipe and slowly screw the top cover to the outlet. Tighten the top cover to the outlet pipe with a pair of pliers.
Kinda hard to follow exactly what is happening there, but here are a few thoughts. First of all, the source of the water must be addressed first. If in fact it is coming from a window, then the window must be fixed, sealed or otherwise stop the leak. Am I correct assuming the leak is coming from outdoors? Second, any water under a floor is a problem. ...
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