Leaky Valley Shower

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by rfries_gha, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. rfries_gha

    rfries_gha Architect

    Jan 18, 2005
    Dallas Texas USA
    I have a valley tub/shower faucet with a pressure balance cartridge. When turned off it continually leaked past the valve and out through the tub spout. I disassembled the unit for cleaning and inspecting; everything looked great. Reassembled the unit but the problem remained. Purchased a new cartridge - for way too much. This didn’t solve the problem. What is my problem and what should I try next?
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    I never saw the Valley pressure balanced unit, but on the regular Valley cartridges it used the rubber cup seats and springs; these are the cause of drips. I would look under where the cartridge sits in the body and see if there are some little rubber cups down there.
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