Originally Posted by phishfood
Maybe we are talking about different things here, but I have never seen a tub valve that leaked, or didn't leak, because of the handles.
Do you mean handles, as in the knobs that you would grasp to turn the water on and off? Or the stem that is inside of the valve that has rubber seals?
Hi and thank you for responding. I'm sure the handles aren't the problem, that would be silly now that I think about it. I'm having a plumber come over tomorrow to see what's going on but I need to replace the old faucet handles. I took one to Home Depot and was told that they are a model 'E' but of course they don't carry them and neither does Lowes.
The handles are heavy and pitted and were covered on the inside with mineral deposits. I bought an extractor and removed them. I purchased the one-size-fits-all handles and after a zillion trips to Home Depot and one to Lowes, they don't fit properly. I am so frustrated I could scream.
I've looked online and cannot find the proper handles.