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How to Repair a Cartridge-Type Faucet

Cartridge faucets are so named because inside their handle is a movable brass or plastic cartridge. Master plumber Ed Del Grande gives step-by-step instructions on how to repair a cartridge-type faucet.

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Materials

  • plumber's grease
  • replacement cartridge

Tools

  • rags
  • needlenose pliers
  • utility knife
  • Allen wrench
  • slip-joint pliers
  • flat-head screwdriver
  • Phillips-head screwdriver

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