So, I put in new stems with new washers to get rid of harder-and-harder to
shut off bathroom faucets. I put in new stems because the old ones were
15-20 yrs old and cruddy.
So, everything's nice and shiny-brassy new BUT (there has to be a but or
why else would I be writing?) now when I turn on the water, it comes out a
nice steady stream and then slowly drops off to nothing. I turn it up some
more and a stream of water comes out and then it slowly starts shutting off.
I feel like the stem must be slipping back CCW to shut off but I can see
that the faucet is not turning. So, it guess it's the pressure equalizing
but I can't figure how it's happening and why and how to fix it!! And it
happens equally to both the hot and the cold.
Howard in Santa Rosa, CA
Home of "Arnold 'Girlie-Man' Schwarzenegger"
Yeah, I was wondering about the washers. I mean, I can't imagine what else
could shut off the flow.
The other thing is that this is a pressure shift and why would it happen
now with the new stems? I put in new valve seats so I may check to make sure
they're tightly seated.
How important is teflon tape on the water-in and water-out connections to
the faucet body? I put some on the Cold side but forgot to do it on the Hot
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