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Old 12-19-2008, 07:54 PM   #1
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Leaking Shower Faucet

We need you help! We have an older 3 handle hot/cold/diverter cross handle faucet. There is NO access panel unless we cut a hole in the ceiling or wall or tear out the tile to gain access.
Here's what has happened:
hot water faucet started leaking. Replaced the stem, washer, etc. Still leaking
Replaced the stem. Still leaking
Replaced all the stems & all washers
Still leaking.
We've sealed the stems with teflon once, then we used the pipe join compound.
What can we do? This last time, it's even worse.
This is not a drip, but more of a steady stream .
Looking for guidance on our next move...



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Old 12-19-2008, 10:24 PM   #2
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Did you replace the valve seats when you replace the stem?
New washers will not help if the seat is worn or damaged.


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Old 12-20-2008, 11:08 AM   #3
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Sorry, I meant to say we have replaced all seats and all washers. We also replaced the hot water stem. Still leaking.
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