Easy temporary fix for a dripping delta single lever faucet

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I recently experienced a leaky kitchen faucet and didn't have the time to immediately repair it. At first I found the "non leaking lever parking position" , which worked for about 3 months(if this works to stop the drip, the faucet ain't really broke :>). When this quit working, I found that running the hot water to heat up the ball valve and cause expansion worked to stop the drip. Of course with having to use hot water, I replaced the ball valve assembly within the week.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (jayblair678@yahoo.com), May 03, 2002


Jay, I have the same prblem going on with one of my faucets. Haven't tried the hot water yet. I'm still in the "parking position". I suppose one of these days I have to fix it!

-- Sherry (veggiemamma@msn.com), May 03, 2002.

Like I said, "If parking works, it ain't broke yet" :>)

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (jayblair678@yahoo.com), May 04, 2002.

Jay and Sherry that is why I replaced my fixture in my bathroom. I know both of you remember the event. I did the parking and the hot water, I even did the turn the water off under the sink until you need it. I couldn't access the screw behind the ball joint leaver thingie so I had to replace the whole unit. It works great now!

-- Susan in MN (nanaboo@paulbunyan.net), May 04, 2002.

I remember it well :>) This is just a "put off fix" to get ready for replacement.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (jayblair678@yahoo.com), May 04, 2002.

Jay if you need my help and guidance let me know. I'm an expert now!!! Haaa Haaaa!

-- Susan in MN (nanaboo@paulbunyan.net), May 04, 2002.

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