american standard shower drips

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by simoneaux, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. simoneaux

    simoneaux New Member

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    50 year old amercan standard shower is dripping? reseated washer face but this is not the sealing surface?
  2. Doherty Plumbing

    Doherty Plumbing Journeyman & Gas Fitter

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    The faucet should have "seats" that the washer presses, or seats, up against. These will need to be changed. If you can't get them I'm afraid to say you're SOL and need a new faucet.

    For something that old your best bet would be a plumbing wholesaler or phone American Standard directly.

    Good luck!
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    faucet

    We might need a picture, because all 50 year old A/S faucets have replaceable seats. And if you have Re-Nu seats, which is very possible, you have to be careful that you do not damage their sealing surfaces inside the body.
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