So I had begun noticing the past few weeks that whenever I would turn on the water in the bathtub, there would be a few constant drips coming from the spout where it connects to the wall...to make matters worse, when I would pull the lever to turn on the shower, the drips would turn to a constant stream.
I feared the worse, that the water was running down the inside of the wall...causing rot and decay. So, my Dad came over to take a look as I don't pretend to know the first thing about plumbing. He brought an entire bucket of tools just in case.
He unscrewed the spout with ease and checked everything over...there wasn't a piece of Teflon Tape to be found anywhere on either of the two connections. I'm not a plumbing expert; but I thought it was common sense that whenever pipes are involved, teflon tape is always needed.
Okay, now I could have just re-used the spout that we took off; but it bothered the hell out of me that I couldn't get it clean and let's be honest it was old. Since we live but a few minutes from a hardware store...I coughed up the $13 for a new shiny one. Dad installed it, teflon tape and all...not a drip to be found anywhere.
What the hell PO? Teflon tape cost $1.