Tub faucet still leaking

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by StuRat, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. StuRat

    StuRat New Member

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    Thanks in advance for your response. I have a 35 year old three knob tub faucet that leaked when I bought the house. I have replaced the stems and seats for both the hot and cold water and it still leaks. Any advice on what to try next?

    Thanks,
    Stu
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Where is it leaking from? Around the stems, through the tub filler, from the shower head, down the wall?
  3. StuRat

    StuRat New Member

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    Through the tub filler.
  4. Bob's HandyGuy

    Bob's HandyGuy Senior Member

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    Did you replace the seat and washer on the center diverter? ( If it has them.) A column of water remains in the shower pipe after use. If the diverter is leaking, it will drip even if the hot and cold valves are sealed. (Not a pro.)
  5. StuRat

    StuRat New Member

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    The center diverter is fine.
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    If the seats are correct, there is no reason for new washers to leak, so the problem may be with the seats. What is the brand of faucet. If it is the correct one, there may be a better repair for it.
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