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rmm5234

03:11AM | 01/05/07
Member Since: 01/04/07
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Bvplumbing
I have a small but persistent leak in a bathroom faucet. After removing faucet covers, exposing stems, but not loosening anything: turn on cold water, see water leaking on hot water side, and vice versa. I replaced the hot water washer but the problem remains. I have not replaced the cold water washer because I'm afraid of breaking something because, after a few turns, in the process of loosening it, the bolt becomes very tight again and I don't want to force it for fear of causing a larger problem than the simple, leak which, if necessary, I can live with, although it is annoying. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. (And if I can help anyone with regard to questions about branded food buying in supermarkets, Ask Away!!)

Sylvan

07:56AM | 01/05/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1449 lifetime posts
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Actually you cannot live with a drip

1- If your water is metered your going to pay a small fortune over time for wasted water

2- If this is hot water dripping your paying for the water and the fuel to heat it

3- If a slight drip is allowed to continue think of the grand Canyon that started as a trickle

Water allowed to "drip" will score the faucet seats and in time destroy the faucet totally beyond repair

Drips do not normally fix themselves

Have a great week end

FYI one of my accounts had an $1,800 + water bill from a toilet that had a bad flapper

rmm5234

05:41PM | 01/05/07
Member Since: 01/04/07
2 lifetime posts
Syhlvan: Thanks for your reply. After reading it, the one thing I could think of was, "ULP!!!"

Regards, RMM

Sylvan

02:34PM | 01/06/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1449 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Your very welcome

Here in case you want to know how much money your losing (NOT counting fuel if it is hot water)

http://www.awwa.org/advocacy/learn/conserve/dripcalc.cfm
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