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tgpitch16 11-18-2011 12:35 PM

Constant Drip on Roman Tub
 
I recently tried to fix the drip on my Roman Tub. I replaced the inside of the Hot and Cold knobs with new Delta Stem Unit Assembly, Model # RP1740. After replacing the new with the old, the drip is still there. Any suggestions?

Ron6519 11-18-2011 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by tgpitch16 (Post 774099)
I recently tried to fix the drip on my Roman Tub. I replaced the inside of the Hot and Cold knobs with new Delta Stem Unit Assembly, Model # RP1740. After replacing the new with the old, the drip is still there. Any suggestions?

Take a look in the stem housing to see if the housing is scratched or there is some debris causing water to pass by the new stem.

tgpitch16 11-18-2011 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron6519
Take a look in the stem housing to see if the housing is scratched or there is some debris causing water to pass by the new stem.

Thanks for the reply. Couldn't see any debris and don't see any scratches. Any other thoughts?

Ron6519 11-18-2011 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by tgpitch16 (Post 774252)
Thanks for the reply. Couldn't see any debris and don't see any scratches. Any other thoughts?

Are these stems ceramic? Check for recesses in the perimeter.
The ones I buy come with protective plastic covers so the soft sealing edges don't get dinged in transit.

tgpitch16 11-18-2011 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron6519
Are these stems ceramic? Check for recesses in the perimeter.
The ones I buy come with protective plastic covers so the soft sealing edges don't get dinged in transit.

I believe it's plastic. I've attached a link to exactly what I bought below:

http://www.amazon.com/Delta-Faucet-R.../dp/B00002N95W

MajorMedicalBoy 11-19-2011 12:55 AM

A temp. fix if the noise is an issue is to tie a string to the spout and make it long enough to go inside drain. The water will flow along the string if it is touching the water source.

DannyT 11-19-2011 01:01 AM

did you replace the seats and springs also??

tgpitch16 11-19-2011 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by DannyT
did you replace the seats and springs also??

No when I took the knobs off, that was the only part to remove. Not familiar with seats or springs.

Ron6519 11-19-2011 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by tgpitch16 (Post 774599)
No when I took the knobs off, that was the only part to remove. Not familiar with seats or springs.

If you look look at the link you provided, there are parts youneed to change. The black rubber gaskets and the springs. That's what stops the leak, not the stem.

tgpitch16 11-19-2011 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron6519
If you look look at the link you provided, there are parts youneed to change. The black rubber gaskets and the springs. That's what stops the leak, not the stem.

I see the black rubber gasket but don't see any springs. Is the spring below the gasket? Also, is it as easy as just popping out the gasket and replacing it?

ben's plumbing 11-19-2011 08:12 PM

danny hit it right on seats and springs lift out replace your good to go ...ben

tgpitch16 11-19-2011 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by ben's plumbing
danny hit it right on seats and springs lift out replace your good to go ...ben

I'll give it shot tomorrow. Thank you both for all of your help.


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