Posted by LonnythePlumber on April 26, 2003 at 21:48:13:
In response to Re: SHOWER FIXTURE ,NO SEATS?
: hi

: i am having problem with old(30-50 year) shower fixture

: has 2 controls for hot and cold to shower head, then 2 controls under first with a hose spigot for filling a bucket? to dump on your head

: is all chrome and good shape, there is tile on wall

: has washers on the stems, but looks like built in seats that are not removable, looks that way anyway, seat wrench just spins with no grab action, upon flashlight inspection it appears that the seats are part of the valve body

: there is a slight drip at shower head and would like to stop it

: has anyone run into a valve bldy with built in seats? i would think to cut the seats, but then the washers will wear prematurely

: am i looking at it wrong? any advice?

: it is located in a big old house from the 1800's in roslyn harbor ny on long island. house is beautyful with 2 color vermont slate roof, victorian on the water

: my next chioce is to pull the stems and run down to sheilds plumbing in port washington,ny to idtenify the manfacture and ask if indeed there is replacement seats?

: but like i says any advice is appreated

: dino, handyman

You can grind the seats in place with a set of seat grinders. The grinder handle has a triangle slip shaft which keeps the grinder centered so that you grind the seat flat. There are different size grinder wheels for different valve bodies.
About $20 to $25.LonnythePlumber

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