06:04PM | 02/21/07
Member Since: 02/20/07
1 lifetime posts
I live in an apt building. I am being told that a leak in unit below is being caused by a leak from my shower handles. Is it possible that water is leaking back down through the shower handles as water is being sprayed on them as a result of the force of the shower? I know the area is properly caulked.

If this is possible, how can it be fixed?



07:03AM | 02/22/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1626 lifetime posts
Very possible and many times it is a very easy fix.

All one had to do is remove the handles , remove the valve stem sleeve then tighten the packing gland (nut) carefully THEN put the handle on loosely open the valves to make sure the drip stopped.

If it did then take the handle of reinstall the stem sleeve (chrome plated pipe threads on inside) and then reinstall the handle and screw.


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