Defective Seals?

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Old 04-06-00, 02:57 PM
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I have a single lever Peerless kitchen faucet. Have replaced seals & springs several times and usually last for years. The last time I went to Home Depot and they did not have original manufactures parts. Only a generic "made in China" seal kit was available. After seals were replaced, the drip came back after about a week. Tried replacing the ball with a "made in China" ball and it cracked at a seam when tightened. Returned the ball and tried same seals again with same result. Leaks after 1 week. Wife said she heard a sort of pop after about a week and leak started then. All of the stores in our area seem to carry the same Chinese replacement seals. I am wondering if the seals or springs might be defective. Also if the peerless or delta parts are still available and where to get them. This simple repair is driving me nuts!!! NOTE--- 4/14/00 Problem is solved. Thanks for the advice.

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Old 04-06-00, 10:52 PM
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Peerless and Delta parts are very readily available. If Home Depot doesn't carry them, find someplace that does. Try an Ace or True Value hardware store, Lowes (if you have that), any of the Payless Cashways chain (Knox, Lumberjack, Hugh M. Woods, etc.)...
 
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Old 04-07-00, 07:19 PM
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Hello, Don't waste your time, go to a plumbing store. They will have the parts and some advice if needed.
Good Luck Woodbutcher
 
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Old 04-07-00, 09:10 PM
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I BELIEVE THE SPRINGS ARE LONGER IN A PEERLESS THAN A DELTA. IT SOUNDS LIKE IF YOU RID YOURSELF OF THAT FAUCET AND BUY A DELTA
YOU WILL BE BETTER OFF. I'VE NEVER CARED FOR
PEERLESS
 
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Old 04-13-00, 09:05 PM
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Delta is the way to go. There are some knock offs out there but only genuine delta parts in a delta faucet in the long run
 
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Old 04-15-00, 12:25 PM
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HI, Delta older models had longer springs than newer models. Big stores sell repair kits for newer models mostly. So you can end up with a rebuild kit and not know the springs are to short. Like I said go to a plumbing store..........I'm not a plumber, just like to save time. Good Luck Woodbutcher
 
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Old 04-15-00, 01:03 PM
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Go with a New Moen and forget all the springs. Repair is simple consisting of a cartridge. If you need to repair it the parts are sent to you by Moen for free on most of the faucetts. Iv'e had mine 10 years and it is the best faucet I have ever had.
 
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