And faucet still drips!!!

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  1. silversmith

    silversmith New Member

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    If have a basement "slop sink" with compression faucets mixing to a central spout -- nothing unusual.

    It started to drip from the spout, so I changed the hot faucet washer (no spout drip when I shut off hot water input under sink). Still dripped. Then I changed the hot faucet seat. Still drips. This morning, I changed the entire hot faucet stem - AND IT STILL DRIPS!

    I don't know what else to do from here. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thank you.
    Peter
  2. johnjh2o1

    johnjh2o1 Plumbing Contractor for 49 years

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    Are you sure you installed the correct seat? It could be leaking around the new seat.

    John
  3. silversmith

    silversmith New Member

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    Yes, it is the seat that came with the stem. Thanks.
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    drip

    Make and model of faucet, since you were able to find a stem which fit it, assuming it is the correct one.
  5. silversmith

    silversmith New Member

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    Stem and seat (sealed together) are the ones they gave me in the hardware store to replace the old one I brought in with me - Pfister brand.
    Thank you!
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    stem

    Pfister makes a LOT of stems which LOOK the same, and are ALMOST interchangeable.
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