Intermitent Leak from tub


Old 01-18-05, 08:41 AM
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Intermitent Leak from tub

I replaced the washers on my Price Pfister tub facets, but for some reason the cold side is still leaking. It will stop for about a couple minutes, then leak about a dozen drops, then stop again. This pattern is repeated. Any idea what could be causing this?
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Old 01-18-05, 10:45 AM
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Some spout leaks on the three handle price phister are just gravity leaks from the water that is leaking out of the showerhead piping. Sometimes it takes a minute or two for all the water to leak out. My rule of thumb is to see if the drips get farther and farther apart. If the drip comes at a consistent interval then you probably have a leak further in. If this is the case check the brass seats that screw in behind the washers. If either of them have even the slightest nick or burr it can cause a slow leak.

when in doubt, tear it out.
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