Help installing a seat in shower faucet

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by bbillcee, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. bbillcee

    bbillcee Member

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    So I was able to get a replacement stem and seat for my 1930's faucet....

    The seat threads seem to be identical to the one I took out only when I go to install it it feels like its starting to cross-thread. I obviously dont want to try to force it in, any ideas? The old one goes in out a little tight but not like this one so quickly
     
  2. asktom

    asktom Member

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    A good way to be sure that you have the correct seat is to identify the stem in a parts catalog, most will identify the correct seat.
     
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  4. hj

    hj Master Plumber

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    Go to a hardware store and test the old and new seats in their seat thread gauge to make sure they are both EXACTLY the same.

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