Every homeowner must have the faucet stem valves because they are functioned behind the scenes so the flow of water can be helped to be controlled through your faucet and the stem will be connected to the faucet handled and when the handle is turned, the faucet stem can be controlled. Perhaps, you have the older style faucet stem valves but sometimes the older one cannot be used properly anymore and you are confused with it. However, this kind of thing should not be worried anymore because the valve stem can be replaced in an old faucet which is not a difficult chore.
Before starting your works in your older style faucet stem valves, there are some important things that should be prepared first because these will be needed by you later. The pipe thread compound, silicone grease, Phillips screwdriver, sharp knife, flat bladed screwdriver, wrench, pliers, and new valve stem are included in the things that should be provided by you before working. Now, for the first step, the water supply for the old faucet can be started to be turned off where you will be working.
After that, the shut off valve can be located because this is included in the easiest solution for the older style faucet stem valves replacement and in a sink, for instance, its underneath can be looked for the round shaped supply valve. It can then be identified as the supply valve because a water supply hose leading to the faucet above will be owned. The knob can also be rotated clockwise so that the water can be shut off but if a separate shut off valve cannot be found by you, the water must be cut off for your entire household by you.
The older style faucet stem valves are usually used in bathtub faucets in older homes but it does not matter as long as you know these tips so whenever you realize that your faucet stem cannot work well. It should also be known by you that the location of the main water supply valve for your house will be where you install the water meter and a wrench can then be used here or even pair of pliers so that the water supply valve can be rotated easily from its current position. After that, the faucet handle screw can be removed but you may conceal this under the “Hot” or “Cold” temperature labels.
The label can then be pried off with the edge of a flat bladed screwdriver or sharp knife blade before the Phillips screwdriver can be used so the handle screw can be removed and the handle can be lifted straight up off the faucet. Next, the packing nut can be removed because this is the first hexagonal nut on the valve stem and this can be unscrewed with the wrench. The valve can be unscrewed and the valve can be pulled out of the socket before the pipe thread compound can be applied to the new valve stem and inserted into the valve socket and tightened.
The faucet handle can then be slipped over the end of the valve stem but it should never be forced before the handle can be rotated until it is slipping into place. The faucet screw can also be inserted into the handle and it can be tightened with the Phillips screwdriver before the faucet screw cap cover can be replaced if it is presented. Now, the water supply of older style faucet stem valves can be restored.