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Fix That Dripping Shower + BONUS TIP: Caulk Like A Pro!

Fix That Dripping Shower + BONUS TIP: Caulk Like A Pro!

Is a dripping RV shower causing a headache? We’ll show you how to replace the cartridge and skip the drip. PLUS – BONUS TIP: How to Caulk Like a Pro!

While the details of repairing a leaky shower will be a little different for each make and model of plumbing fixture, we’ll show you the general idea of how easy it can be as we replace the control valve in our Delta faucet.

The first step was to identify & order the replacement valve. The owner’s manual for our Delta 1400 Series Monitor listed the replacement part (see below), so it was off to Amazon to place our order. Once it arrived, it was a quick and easy process to remove the old one… and pop in the new. No more dripping!

As a bonus tip, we’ll also show you how to caulk like a professional, even without their skills and practice. If you’ve ever seen a pro do the job, and wondered how they keep their hands totally steady to create those perfectly straight lines of caulk, we’ll show you how to equal or beat their results no matter how lacking your caulk gun skills are!


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greg wodowskie

Tuesday 7th of April 2020

Your video is just perfect and very detailed. making shower repair less of a hassle especially in small tight areas like rv's.

TheRVgeeks

Tuesday 7th of April 2020

Gee, thanks Greg! Glad it was helpful!

Patricia A Johnston

Monday 12th of August 2019

You guys are awesome! And I'm going to love using that caulking tip just as soon as I can get the mess scraped off from my last caulking job. Wish I had known last year! ☺️

TheRVgeeks

Monday 12th of August 2019

Aw, thanks Patricia! Sorry we didn't put this out for you sooner! ????

Vic mazzaro

Monday 12th of August 2019

I was surprised that you didn’t tell people that manufacturers such as Delta, Moen faucets give you replacement parts as long as you own the faucet for free. All you have to do is call them and tell them what model you have or send them a picture of the faucet and they would send you a replacement.

TheRVgeeks

Monday 12th of August 2019

Hi Vic. We didn't mention that, because we didn't know that (we're guessing Delta, Moen, etc aren't out there promoting that fact too loudly)!! Thanks for the great tip!

Tony

Saturday 10th of August 2019

Excellent work! Those gloves remind me of my annual proctology appointments - LOL!

TheRVgeeks

Saturday 10th of August 2019

Thanks, Tony! And hope the gloves didn't cause too much anxiety! LOL!

Roger B

Saturday 10th of August 2019

Why didn't you produce the caulking video last year? You could have saved me a very frustrating experience. When I'm messing with a shower or sink faucet I always use my flat rubber drain stop just in case I drop the little machine screw.

TheRVgeeks

Saturday 10th of August 2019

Sorry about that, Roger! If we'd known you were planning to do that project last year, we would have rushed this video out for you! ???? But at least you'll be prepared for next time! And good tip about closing the sink drain whenever working on the faucet. No one wants to have to fish a part out of the P-trap! YUCK!

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