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  • Diagnosis Quiz part 2

    This happened to me when I was much younger.
    Customer has dripping sayco shower faucet. I install new stems and seats and use plumbers grease. The shower continues to drip. Why?
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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    Re: Diagnosis Quiz part 2

    I have seen this happen when the valve is old or has been dripping so long that the seats don't seal into the valve any more.
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    • #3
      Re: Diagnosis Quiz part 2

      did they have a river birch tree in there front yard? ive had to teflon and pipe dope the seat threads on a stubborn few
      Mike
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      • #4
        Re: Diagnosis Quiz part 2

        Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
        This happened to me when I was much younger.
        Customer has dripping sayco shower faucet. I install new stems and seats and use plumbers grease. The shower continues to drip. Why?

        You did a lousy job?

        Just messin with ya
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        • #5
          Re: Diagnosis Quiz part 2

          it's possible that too much grease will allow the stem to open on it's own

          also teflon tape over the threads interfering with the seat.

          cracked/ stripped valved body?.

          washer too hard?

          lots of different scenarios

          rick.
          phoebe it is

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          • #6
            Re: Diagnosis Quiz part 2

            Originally posted by Service Guy View Post
            I have seen this happen when the valve is old or has been dripping so long that the seats don't seal into the valve any more.
            Originally posted by haycad View Post
            did they have a river birch tree in there front yard? ive had to teflon and pipe dope the seat threads on a stubborn few
            Darn it, I guess I have to wake up a little earlier to get you guys. Exactly haycad, the water was coming past the threads of the seat. pipe dope and tef tape didn't work though. I had to use rtv silicone to make the seal.

            Who's coming up with the next one?
            Buy cheap, buy twice.

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            • #7
              Re: Diagnosis Quiz part 2

              I'll go another direction for the sake of not repeating whats been said...
              When you removed the old seats, you forgot to clean out the valve and either brass shavings or debri's interfered with the seals.

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              • #8
                Re: Diagnosis Quiz part 2

                One more idea- a cheap chinese made seat not quite up to specs.
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