View Full Version : Plastic Bibb Washers

07-05-2007, 08:59 PM
I was working on a leaky tub faucet today and found hard, white plastic bibb washers. I replaced them with rubber ones.

Anyone know why someone would use the hard plastic ones?

07-06-2007, 04:51 AM
When two surfaces (stem and seat) are well-machined and properly mated, they seal. When tolerances are not so tight, anything from hard plastic or whatever else all the way down to silicone or whatever else can make a seal possible anyway.

07-06-2007, 07:06 AM
Flat bibb washers are available in black, red,blue, and white, differing in hardness. The hardest ( white ) will last longer, but require a seat in perfect condition, and as seats are subject to wear, especially in horizontal valves like shower, I do not find the white to be successful long term. I prefer the reds.

07-06-2007, 12:54 PM
Hey what are you looking at?

07-06-2007, 01:22 PM
Just eyeing those peanuts over there. I'm the peanut monster.:D