I have what is probably a really simple plumbing question.
In the shower I have 3 faucet control whatevers - the hot, the cold, and the
diverter in the middle. The faucet was leaking, so I thought "oh no big deal -
I'll take the hot and cold apart and replace the little black washers on the
ends of the stems. Sure enough the little black washers were mostly shot, so I
went and found the right size that fits perfectly into recess on the end. I
think they were size 00.
Well, all of that went perfectly, and I screwed the stems back in and put nuts
back on and the decorator ring, blah blah blah.... it all went fine. But the
frappin' thing still leaks as bad as it did before!
So what did I miss? Is it possible for that diverter valve to leak? Do I need
to take that apart?
I don't know if this helps or not, but I figure I better mention it: If I turn
the water off and the diverter valve turned so that water would be coming out of
the faucet, the water leaks from the faucet. Drip drip drip... pretty fast
If the water is off and the diverter valve is turned, you know, like you'd be
taking a shower, the drips come out of the shower head.
Thanks a million!