|Fig.1 Front view|
Supplies and Tools:
CLR® calcium lime and rust remover
Harbor Freight® slip-joint pliers
Mrs. Handy lived in a recently new complex in Fontana, California. The condominium complex was only four year old and she was surprised when she noticed white specks coming out of all the tub faucet. Mrs. Handy wanted the faucet aerator cleaned like the sink faucets.
This post shows the eleven steps on maintaining a tub aerator.
Step 1: Drinking water can contain many minerals and other hazardous substances. Arrow Head® the leading bottled water has the mineral content of some of Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, Fluoride, Magnesium, Bicarbonate, Nitrate, Chloride, Copper, pH (units) Sulfate, Arsenic, Lead. The only way to remove harmful mineral is to use a filter. If you are interested in more information please click on the US EPA web site.
Step 2: Fig.1 shows the faucet before the repairs.
Step 3: Fig.2 shows the tub aerator and brass nut that had mineral deposit around it.
|Fig.2 Tub aerator |
|Harbor Freight® |
Vice Like Grip
|Fig.3 Faucet with |
|Fig.4 Aerator |
|Fig.5 Side view|
Step 9: After the parts of free of minerals deposits return both parts to the tub faucet. First insert the plastic insert into the brass ring. Take the brass ring and place it back into the faucet. Fig.6 and fig.7 shows the process of returning the tub faucet aerator back onto the faucet
|Fig.6 Tub aerator |
|Fig.7 Tub aerator |
screwed on the faucet
|Fig.9 Ready to use!|
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