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seapaw
08-04-2007, 08:33 PM
I installed a Pegasus bath faucet and handle and now water seems to dribble out of the tub spout every so often even though the handle is turned to the off position.

The plumber put in the body assembly so all I had to do was put a screw onto the cartridge part for the handle and the spout.

Could you tell me how can I make any adjustments?:confused:

Verdeboy
08-04-2007, 10:14 PM
Sounds like the cartridge isn't seating properly. Try taking it out and re-installing it. But first, check for gunk that might be preventing it from seating.

Cass
08-05-2007, 04:30 AM
With the cartridge out turn on the water for 10-20 seconds and blow out the valve & lines. Then with a good light inspect the valve B 4 reinstalling the cartridge.

hj
08-05-2007, 06:53 AM
Normally, once a cartidge starts leaking it is too late to do anything except replace it. I suppose you supplied the faucet, because I cannot imagine any plumber installing a Pegasus faucet if he had to warranty it.

GrumpyPlumber
08-05-2007, 09:13 AM
Normally, once a cartidge starts leaking it is too late to do anything except replace it. I suppose you supplied the faucet, because I cannot imagine any plumber installing a Pegasus faucet if he had to warranty it.

I installed one, that was the one and only.
They're good looking for sure, and expensive as well.
I roughed in a bath on a remodel.
Came back to do finish a month later and the balancing cartridge was ceased.
I spent 2 hours beating my head...I'd thought my hot line wasn't tied in somewhere in the wall.
As a last resort it occured to me to take apart the valve and have a look.
The valve had been working perfectly on the rough when I flushed the lines.
In the end I walked away with a very unhappy customer when I explained my time wasn't free because they'd bought it.
Now I simply keep a list of suggested names when the customer buys the fixtures...I tell them this story amongst others when they ask...I also BOLDY state I'm not responsible for mechanical failure on anything I don't provide.

seapaw
08-05-2007, 02:41 PM
Thanks all for your advice. I loosened the springs behind the cartridge and that stopped the leak from the bath spout.