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ron47 05-08-2010 01:01 PM

shower leak three handle price pfister 20 years old
My bathroom tub/shower is on the second floor of a high ranch. I had a small leak coming down near the tub drain. I could see this from under the tub. I had this problem about 4 years ago and replaced the stems, seats,with a replacement kit. Everything was good until this week. Started see a little leak again. I got a new kit and replaced all the same parts again. This time I still have a little drip. Also when i turn on the deveter handle to the shower I still get a little water from the tub filler going into the tub. If I have the hot water only on it is warm to the touch and if the cold is on it is cold to touch.I am a novice when it comes to plumbing problems.Any help will be appreciated.:)

kok328 05-08-2010 02:14 PM

First off a "Ranch Home" does not have two floors but, that's neither here nor there.

Q1: Did you grind the valve seats before installing the seal kit?

Q2: Did you have hot water prior to the repair?

ron47 05-08-2010 02:21 PM

In New York a two story house that has no below ground basement is called a high ranch. The kit came with new seats I took out the old ones and replaced with new ones.I think I only had a cold water leak but am not sure.

kok328 05-08-2010 05:15 PM

Does this unit have a pressure balancing device?
If it does, maybe it's stuck and not providing full flow of hot water.
Also, I really haven't seen a divertor that doesn't allow some water to come out the filler spout.
I also don't recall any experience with replaceable seats. I guess I'm just too old (school).

ron47 05-09-2010 09:48 AM

No pressure valve. To remove the seats you use a L shaped tools that fits into the seats and you just unscrew them. The replacement kit comes with three new seats and you just screw them back in. I put a little teflon tape on each one. I took a shower this morning and still have a leak. You it be a leak from the drain pipe?

imthere 11-14-2011 08:46 AM

I am experiencing the same issue on a repair I did on a friend's house. I can't seem to get it to stop trickling. I was told to try using a pipe joint compound instead of teflon tape. Recommendation was Key Tite. They don't have it in my area so I'm going to try some other pipe dope.

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