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mrbucks

07:45AM | 12/16/00
Member Since: 12/15/00
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Believe it or not, my wife was upset that I shut her hot water off to stop the leak.

Well a number of weeks have gone by and I went to replace the little rubber washer under the Prtice phister knob and the rubber washer was not really in bad shape so I took ut the whole peice and found that it was corroded and eaten away after 20 years. I got a new piece including the brass fitting wit the washer and everything included. I also was trying to take off the diffuser or screen on the faucet because the water was not coming thru evenly but it was on real tight and also had calcium deposits. I put on a calcium decalcifier (CLR) and also poured the watered down solution on and around the faucet handles to get rid of the stains there too.

Now, the faucets leak not form where I replaced the valves but water is coming up throught the little hole where the rod that raises and lowers the sinks plug.

I'm wondering if that CLR stuff ate away caulking or whatever causing it to leak at that rod and run down under the sink? Any ideas.

i initially installed the fitting with the water turned off and then re-did it openign the valve all the way before reseating it. Anyway I'm trying to figure out if I screwed the whole thing up and need a new faucet now or is there something simple I am missing.

After a couple months and the mothe-in-law coming I'd liek to get it doen today.

rpxlpx

09:29AM | 12/18/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
For me the answer would be to replace the whole faucet assembly. The amount of work and parts required to continue just wouldn't pay. If it's 20 years old, I'd replace it. Good luck.
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