New Moen Banbury bath faucet drips

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by wahoo284, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. wahoo284

    wahoo284 New Member

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    I just finished my 2nd bath remodel (almost). I purchased a moen single handle shower & tub faucet. The faucet has been installed for over a week, less the cover and handle and everything was fine. I just finished the tile and installed the cover and handle. Now I have a steady drip from the bath faucet.

    I'm not much of a plumber but I've installed these before without any problems. I wouldn't think this is a cartridge because there was no drip before I put these final parts on. Can someone lead me in the right direction or has anyone else had this problem before?

    Thanks for the website. This and the john bridge tile site have been great.
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    I assume this is a positemp model....you just turn the handle to operate, so it would be just a weird coincidence that the drip developed.

    BUT, if this is a moentrol...you pull it out to turn it on.....then I would suspect the valve body is too far back, and the handle won't go all the way in to the "off" position.
    Remove the handle, and push in the stem with the handle end of a screwdriver: what's up?
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    About the only thing that can "make" a faucet drip is it the handle cannot move all the way to the closed position. That faucet should be a PosiTemp with a rotating handle, so unless you assembled something wrong, such as the temperature limiting stop, it should not have happened.
  4. wahoo284

    wahoo284 New Member

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    It is a postemp that just turns. I tried turning to the closed position with and without the temp limit knobs and without the handle.

    I just spoke to someone at moen and they said to take out the cartridge and flush it out. I hope this works.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2010
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    With a good cartridge, it will take 35 minutes for the dripping to stop if you have used the shower head.
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