Help me fix my faucet.
January 6, 2011 7:59 PM Subscribe
How can I fix my tub/shower faucet permanently? Details and pics inside...
posted by mkdg to Home & Garden (7 answers total)
I've got what I think it a fairly standard faucet in my bathtub/shower, with a single spout and a shower diverter switch on top that you pull up on to redirect the water to the shower. The problem is that the cap, or knob, on the diverter keeps popping off, causing the rest of the associated hardware to fall out of the faucet spout into the bathtub.
The stem that the knob goes onto is unthreaded, and the knob itself doesn't have a set screw in it. It doesn't look either piece is broken or that they were ever permanently attached together. Basically, I don't understand what mechanism was ever used to hold those two pieces together. When I reassemble it now just by popping the knob back on it will stay on for a short time, but inevitably falls off within a couple of days. Should I just try to epoxy it on, or is there a better way to fix this?
(diverter hardware: disassembled
) (the faucet