Replaced compression valve stems - hard to turn

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by rhliberman, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. rhliberman

    rhliberman New Member

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    I just replaced both shower faucet compression valves and valve seats. When I installed them I greased them with plumbers grease, but after a day or so they are hard to turn again. What did I do wrong?
     
  2. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

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    faucet

    Do those stems have a packing gland that you may have over tightened ?
    Or do those stems use o-rings for a stem seal ?
    If so , did the stems come with the o-rings on ?
    What do you mean when you say compression valves ?
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2005
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