Leaking shower

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by redmonke255, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. redmonke255

    redmonke255 New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Ok, my shower leaks.

    I changed out the seats (actually, I changed the entire system[​IMG] just for the shower).

    When I turn the water back on, it starts to leak. I've tightened the knob all the way off, and it still doesn't work. The seat is tight. The thing that presses against the seat is tight.

    It is hot water that comes out.

    Any suggestions?
  2. krow

    krow Plumber

    Messages:
    906
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    If you already changed the seat , did you also replace the washer on the cartridge?
  3. redmonke255

    redmonke255 New Member

    Messages:
    3
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    26,508
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    faucet

    You installed the wrong seat, or it is not tight, or you have the wrong washer. If the right seat is installed tightly and the correct size washer was used, there is NO way it can leak, unless you damaged the faucet body while doing the repair, and that is seldom the case with a lavatory faucet. Now if it were a tub/shower faucet that would be a real possibility.
  5. redmonke255

    redmonke255 New Member

    Messages:
    3
    It's kinda what I expected. The faucet is old (the house is a good 20 years old), so I suspected a crack.

    We got a plumber to come today and he said it was most likely a hairline crack. He said it would cost around 500-700 USD to fix. :eek:

    So I guess until I get it fixed it would be best to just have a cap on it, right? That way it doesn't drip. :(
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Messages:
    26,508
    Location:
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    valve

    For that price, I have to assume it is a tub/shower valve, not the sink faucet you used for a picture. If not, then he is ripping you off, big time.
Similar Threads: Leaking shower
Forum Title Date
Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog Leaking Sterling 3-handle Shower Tub faucet Jun 25, 2014
Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog Shower leaking through wall tile May 2, 2014
Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog 1980 shower tap - how to repair leaking tap Jan 30, 2014
Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog Replace non-leaking Moen Posi-Temp shower valve or cartridge? Sep 4, 2013
Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog Shower Drain Leaking from Unsupported Shower Base Jul 9, 2013

Share This Page