Just replaced stems/seats/handles and trim on a price pfister verve, 3
handle tub faucet.
The cold seat was chipped and wouldn't stop dripping so I purchased a
complete "update" kit for this faucet and the entire installation went
I did notice upon installing the stems that the packing nuts were just
about "hand tight", i.e. I could easily tighten them further with just
my fingertips. This is how tight they were when I opened the "update
I haven't noticed any dripping and the faucet seems to work perfectly,
but I wonder should I put a crescent wrench on the the packing nuts
just to make them mildly snug?
Hate to screw up a working project, but I'm really unsure as to exactly
how tight these packing nuts should be. Currently they seem very loose
but do not appear to leak.
Any expertise is appreciated.