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 The same faucet spout leaking again
Author: doesn't stop (NY)


I believe I was in faucet heaven for about 5 days, when suddenly the spout was leaking again, after working as it should for the previous days, perfectly.

I tightened the hot water stem valve some more. Still dripping from spout. I tightened it even a little more, still leaking. I took out the seat, reapplied the grease, screwed it back in. Tightened the stem valve again and again. Still leaking. Sometimes it looked like it was dripping from the right side of the spout. Other times when I tightened it more, it appeared to dripping from the left side. It drips without turning the hot water faucet handle on.

I even tried the plumber's tape and tried tightening it more. It didn't help, so I removed it.

I'm baffled. I don't get it. Could the new stem valve be faulty? Should I replace washers or buy another one?
Or did I need a totally new faucet?

One question that I didn't post before, is about why when I turn off the water valves below, water always leaks down into the cabinet? Trying to fix this stem valve/spout leaking issue has required turning the water valves on and off several times. I collect most of the water in a bucket, but it doesn't mean it gets to places I wish it wouldn't.
Is this something that needs to be fixed to? I'm beginning to look into it.

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 Re: The same faucet spout leaking again
Author: bernabeu (SC)

the packing glands on the angle stops are leaking

they 'might' just require tightening, or, they may need repair/replacement

try new washers for the faucet


time for an actual plumber OR if you can DIY a new faucet

good luck with he DIY


"Measure Twice & Cut Once" - Retired U.A. Local 1 & 638

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 Re: The same faucet spout leaking again thumbs
Author: doesn't stop (NY)

Hi, Thanks to all who post.
This time, I replaced the OEM seat with the Gerber seat. Since I don't understand completely about packing, I replaced the valve stem as well.
I waited a full week, before sharing, the water isn't leaking anywhere.
As for tightening the seat, it was given more effort. The valve stems, was also given an extra turn. Truly, tightening appears to be an art. Too little, a leak. Too tight...well you know. Finding the middle ground, is the art.

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