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capelin

08:42PM | 08/11/00
Member Since: 08/11/00
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Bvplumbing
My bathroom sink is a compression faucet---here are the chain of events leading to major frustration!

......no leaks or problem with sink except...
rust appeared at bottom of faucet....the faucet could easily be rocked back and forth on the sink....was not immobile as it should be...

Reason......rusted out faucet rosette underneath sink (function to keep faucet in place.....should have been brass like all the other fittings....

okay....so everything had to be come apart and the part was replaced.......here is my problem.....
everything is done underneath.....and so I'm home free, right?.....well not really....I go to put the stem apparatus back on.....I marked which was hot and cold...no problem there......but when I turn water on..okay...but a few more turns and instead of coming to a stop when pressure is at its greatest...the whole handle complete with stem apparatus come away in my hand.....I unscrewed the whole works.......what did I do wrong??? and how can I fix it??



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