Disclaimer: IANAP. I hereby offer my humble sacrifice to the Gods of
Plumbing and prostrate myself before the temple of great white porcelain
So I replaced both the seats and washers in my friend's kitchen faucets,
but the damn thing still drips. Not much, but enough to be really annoying.
The washers in the faucets were unlike any I'd seen before: really tall,
and orange/yellow rubber. Seemed to be more pliable than the black
Old house (ca. 1920), old fixture: two pipes going into wall, faucets on
each side, crosspipe running to swinging arm in center. I originally got
a kit from Ace with all parts (seats, washers, seals). The washers
looked wrong, but I put them in.
Yesterday I took one of the stems to a Real Plumbing Store. The guy
there said that I had the right washers, but I ended up getting a set of
green ones (resistant to chloramine, he said) instead of the generic
black ones. Installed them; no detectable change.
When I asked about the orange/yellow washers, the guy said that made no
difference--"just a different manufacturer".
Anyone here (preferably a real plumber) know about different washers? Is
there a special magic washer that can solve my problem? Or does my
friend need to just replace the whole old shebang?
Found--the gene that causes belief in genetic determinism