Bath faucet - plastic housing leaking, replacable?

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by wongper, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. wongper

    wongper New Member

    Oct 15, 2006

    I'm using an older (10+ yrs) peerless bath/shower faucet and it is leaking. (the housing is same as the picture attached) I have replaced the Seats and Springs but it didn't help. I suspect that the actual plastic housing assembly (# 2 in the picture) is leaking. Would like to get some help on whether the plastic housing can be replaced and if yes, can it just be pulled out from the brass valve body?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego
    Item #2 is the balancing spool. If defective, you may get improper balance, or low flow from hot or cold. It would not cause the faucet to drip. If the balancing cartridge is damaged, just pull it out and replace it.

    If the spout/shower head is dripping, replace the seats and springs, item 1, and if necessary, the control stem ( next to the #1 in the picture.
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  4. wongper

    wongper New Member

    Oct 15, 2006
    Thanks for the advise. I got it fixed today. I went to Home Depot and show the plumbing associate and he right a way knew what it is and they actually have part (# 2) there for free. Took the part home, pulled the old part out and inserted the new one, no more leaking. Can't believe it's free.
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