Re: Shower valve/pipe leaking in wall.
Posted by Deb on December 16, 2003 at 11:16:58:
In response to Re: Shower valve/pipe leaking in wall.
: I have a PP three handle tub and shower fixture in a tub/shower combo. After taking a shower, water is noticed in the basement below the shower. I've replaced the valve stems and seats in all three handles making sure to use plumbers grease and teflon tape on all threads. The leak only occurs when the hot water is on during a shower meaning I can take cold showers without a problem (burrrrr). I've ran both the hot and cold water into the tub and don't have any problems. I've enve ran the cold water through the shower and not a drip. I can't figure why only the water hot throught the shower pipe leaks. Any ideas or suggestions?

What you are describing cannot be happening, so I would suggest that you call a plumber to troubleshoot this for you. If the hot is leaking, it will leak whether you are taking a bath or shower. If the shower riser is leaking, it will leak whether it is hot or cold. You are misdiagnosising this somehow.
The Pipewench

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