I have a tub with a bit of a drip coming from the hot side.
It comes out thru the spout, not around the stem. I've changed
the washer a couple of times and tried to get the seat out.
Looking into the seat, it appears to be round. i.e.: no hex or
square inside. i tried the multi step seat wrenches and they
don't grab on anything.
Is it possible that this seat is not replaceable? The cold
looks the same. I doubt if the guy before me wrecked them both.
i tried using a seat refinishing tool, but it didn't do any good.
it says to just turn a few times. can anyone give me a better
description of how to use this tool?
with the brand and tell them you want to replace the seat.. they will
show you the correct seat to put in and then you will know what you need
to get it out.... i tried with a step seat tool and ruined some nylon
seats years ago... then i found out the correct seat and just had to
chip away at the old plastic seats until i got to the thread section and
rethreaded the fixture and put the correct seats in.....
hope you dont have to do the same thing....
I've had some luck with the seat dressing tool chucked in a drill;
I like a small cordless lightweight. The big trick is getting
the tool absolutely straight (right angles). Use the plastic
cone to center the tool.
Before you ground the seat, were you able to see any imperfections
in the surface?
it looked like there were some bad spots on the seat. i only
turned the tool a few times by hand, and i'm not sure
if i was square on. i've never used one before and i was
under some time pressures. this faucet is not at
my own home. so it's a few hour job for me to do anything.
next time, i'll use the cone and a drill to turn it.
my risk with this is that i may then ruin the seat
completely and have to replace the faucet same day.
as another poster said, maybe it's time to change the
faucet. it certainly is, but this is a TUB faucet
and changing it will mean a lot of wall work. which
i would much rather not do.
what has me puzzled the most, and makes me wonder
what i'm missing, is that the cold water tap
has a similar seat that also won't come out.
so maybe there is another tool, or these seats
are not replaceable. i'll try to see if the
manufacturers name is on the faucet somewhere. that
might give a clue.
thanks for the ideas so far...thehick
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