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I have a older Delta shower head/tub combination
I'm assuming that you have a three handle faucet. You need to remove the diverter from the faucet body and while your at it remove the hot and cold stems from the valve body (the parts are inexpensive). Remove the seats inside of the valve body towards the back, replace with new ones. If stems are in good shape, just the washers and seats need to be replaces. If the brass on the diverter or on the hot or cold stems is pitted or marred, then replace the whole thing. The parts should be readily available at most plumbing supply places.
on Dec 02, 2009
I have 4 toilets - but just one has started having a knock (SOMETIMES) when it is flushed.
Much depends on the type of cistern fill valve and where the knock is emanating from but generally the cause is wear in the valve operating mechanism resulting in a tendency for it to "dance" or oscillate while filling which causes the closing of the valve not to be "clean" or instant.
This causes a series of pressure waves in the supply pipe which if not well secured along it's length will move a little causing the knock(ing) or even a buzzing sound.
This can be more pronounced when the water pressure is high and the cistern being filled at high pressure can create powerful swirl and ripple currents within the cistern causing further wear and oscillation.
Some types of valve such as the Torbeck diaphragm type is not really suitable for a high pressure fill and these are supplied with an in-pipe restrictor to reduce the flow, thus overcoming some of the problems. Most people choose not to fit the restrictor.
16 hours ago
What does the light flashing on a sunbeam electric blamket controller mean and why wont the blanket heat up
The flashing red light is designed to notify you in the event that
a problem has been discovered by flashing the light on the base unit.
Before resetting the unit. First, check the blanket/mattress
pad for visual damage.
If no visual damage is found, unplug the system from wall outlet.
Check that the base unit is well connected to the module. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet. Set the base unit to "On." If the system still does not operate after two or three times trying to reset, disconnect the power cord and get it checked out by a specialist!
on Dec 30, 2020
Continuous chirping from my ON ONA19WT001 even with new batteries
Look at the bottom of it, if it is more than 10 years old it needs replacing. If not, try vacuuming it with the brush and crevice tool of your vacuum cleaner. Also try a NEW set of Duracell batteries. I recently bought some 99 cents Panasonic from the supermarket and they lasted 2 weeks in an electric toothbrush where 2 x Duracell last 6 months!
on Dec 12, 2020
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