Eternal drip - bathtub
I belong to little brick bungalow in a midwest city,
built in 1954. Tiled bath is all original.
In the bathtub, there is a shower head up high, a spout
for bathwater, and 3 controls: hot, cold, and a
valve control to direct flow to shower or to tub spout.
The tub spout has always dripped. Switched to either the shower or
the tub water. I've replaced the rubber washers twice: doesn't help.
There is a long stem with screw/washer at the end. It fits
into a brass cylinder with the valve seat in the bottom.
The brass cylinder for cold came out with the stem:
the one for hot was stuck in there. The seats inside the
cylinders are in good shape.
It's like there are 2 seats: one where the rubber washer
engages, another with no seal where the end of the
brass cylinder meets the water source. I dunno how the
second seat works/fails.
Any suggestions how to drip-proof such gear? Damned
thing'll drive po' me crazy before much longer.
Pease pudding hot,
Pease pudding cold,
Pease pudding in the pot
Nine days old.