06:34AM | 10/06/06
Member Since: 10/05/06
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Hopefully someone can help me. Last night we replaced the stems (hot/cold/diverter) in our tub. We had an extremely hard time getting the hot water stem off. When we replaced it with the new one, we couldn't get the hot water to turn off. The handle turns to the off position, but the water keeps running from the spout.

Looking at the following diagram

it looks like #13 (what they call the bibb seat) came off. The new kit we bought came with these, but there is no place to attach it to. When we look at the cold water one, the existing bibb seat is already in there so we didn't need to replace.

However, there is nothing in the hot water socket to screw it to.

Any help would be very much appreciated.


08:02AM | 10/06/06
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
Seats wear out

If you have gone through all the trouble of taking all that apart, I would definetly replace the seats.

The Bibb Seats are threaded into the main body of the valve. It is pretty hard to see when recessed behind layers of wall and tile. I guess with a flash light you can probably see it.

If you have a seat wrench, you should be able to get it in there and pull your seat.

now we will let the licensed guys complain about my answer.


08:23AM | 10/06/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
The way that you worded it makes me thing that you have a large flow of water. Not dripping.

If this is the case then it more likely that you have the wrong size stem or something installed wrong.


09:05AM | 10/06/06
Member Since: 10/05/06
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I don't know what could be installed wrong. The only thing we replaced was the stem, which was alredy pre-assembled, all we had to do was screw it in. I am trying to figure out how to get the bibb valve back in. There is a brass looking thing it sits in, but there is no way to screw it to it.

Thanks for your response.


09:06AM | 10/06/06
Member Since: 10/05/06
5 lifetime posts
Thank you for replying. Are the seats easy to replace. We will have to most likely take down some tile - which isn't a big deal. Are the seats sold individually or do I have to buy a whole fixture?




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