Wednesday, August 24

Dismantled Bathroom Faucet

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a bathroom faucet looks like? Awesome then I can show you. This is the one that broke and needs replacement. I decided this morning that I am going to have to take it out when we get said replacement, so why not do it today. After getting it separated from the sink I decided to see exactly what caused it to stop functioning and perhaps fix it. As it turns out I don't think I can fix it since I don't have any welding tools nor am I a welder. Would super glue work? Hmm...


This is it, completely taken apart.



This is the part that I *was* attempting to get off of the faucet to clean. It is completely clogged with lime from the water. Looking at it I am surprised any water at all came out.
Another blurry view of the clogged screen.
This is what the part with the screen in it attached to inside the faucet. The silver part below the gold-colored part is what was supposed to unscrew. Instead it had been long enough that lime had fused them together.
The top of the pipe pointing up is what the thing in the picture above would need to be spot welded to, unless you think super glue would work. Do you?



Anonymous said...

Super glue, no. JB Weld, most likely.
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Todd said...

"JB Weld" - I'll look into it. Thank you!

Frances said...

So this is how acrylic bathtubs faucets look like when they're dismantled. Curiosity satisfied.