How do you stop your tub faucet from dripping?

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Most probably the problem is a damaged valve, possibly buildup of calcium on the valv seat or a scratched/deformed valve seal.
  • Turn off the water mains
  • Take the valve part be careful and note the location and order of all pieces
  • Locate the faulty piece
  • Get a replacement or re-ream the valve seating (consider replacing all "soft" parts - rubber gaskets etc.)
  • Mount everything in the exact reverse order that you took it apart making sure that any alignment pins or springs, etc. are placed correctly (consider adding waterproof lubricant to any parts that move)
  • Turn the mains back on and "bleed the air out of the system at all faucets (there will be bubbles and these will cause rather violent bursts of water from any faucet that has pipe connected which has caught any air (don't be surprised if you get rust and flakes of calcium etc either..

Lazy man Jack Solution: Attach a piece of string to the faucet and let it hang down to the drain. The water will now follow the path of the string to the drain without making the drip sound. Now go back to bed and get some shut-eye.
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