Price Pfister bathtub faucet repair question

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by kalee, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. kalee

    kalee New Member

    Oct 6, 2005
    When I moved into this house, the cold water faucet was not working properly. I was told by a plumber and by a plumbing supply company that the faucet was a price pfister. I purchased new stems and handles to fix the problem. My question is this...the person at the plumbing supply company said that the original, broken stems looked like they had gauging at the end. She said to check that there were no seats left in the original faucet. She said that only the diverter should have a seat. Every other thing I have read about faucets said that there should be a seat in the hot/cold faucets. Now there was NOT a seat in either hot or cold faucet when I checked. Was the lack of a seat the cause of the gauging? Should I install new seats or was the plumbing supply person correct in saying that the hot/cold should not have a seat? Thanks for your help!
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego
    Unless your stems are the ceramic disc type, I believe every 2 or 3 handle PP faucet would have seats ( I have not seen a hydroseal on a shower). If your stem has a conventional flat rubber washer held in place by a screw right through the middle, it definitely needs seats.
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  4. kalee

    kalee New Member

    Oct 6, 2005
    Thanks! I put the seats in with the new stems/handles. Seems to be working fine.
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