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seanross

10:25AM | 08/09/05
Member Since: 08/08/05
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I have a dripping shower head and after taking out the faucet stem I found the washer inside was worn. This is a unique washer (can't find replacements at ********** or *****) so I replaced it with a similar sized flat washer. The shower works fine initially but after a few showers it starts dripping again and I find that the washer is loose. Not sure what else I can do. Should I use a smaller washer?

RayVinZant

05:24AM | 08/10/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
Either replace the screw with a locking type screw, or take a pair of needle nose pliers and crimp the threads on the screw about 3 threads in from the tip. This is an old plumber trick to keep the screw from unscrewing itself. Once you crimp the threads, it will lock itself into the stem and resist movement. By the way, there are many online companies that remanufacture and provide parts for old style faucets.

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.
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