leaky showerhead-please advise
Posted by jim on December 07, 2003 at 13:47:39:
Please help! The shower in one bathroom drips heavily after use. New washers, stems and seats did not help. The plumber told me that what was happening is even after the water is cut off, it was taking the residual water in the pipes and draining it off. So after taking a shower, I now jiggle the shower arm a little bit, and most of the water seems to come out. Some days the showerhead is dry after that. On most days however, it continues to leak all day, though at a slow rate-about one drop every 3 minutes. What is causing the problem? Do I need a new shower arm? The house is almost 20 years old. Should I ignore the problem?

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