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Thread: Replaced compression valve stems - hard to turn

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    Default Replaced compression valve stems - hard to turn

    I just replaced both shower faucet compression valves and valve seats. When I installed them I greased them with plumbers grease, but after a day or so they are hard to turn again. What did I do wrong?

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    Aug 2005

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    Do those stems have a packing gland that you may have over tightened ?
    Or do those stems use o-rings for a stem seal ?
    If so , did the stems come with the o-rings on ?
    What do you mean when you say compression valves ?
    Last edited by plumber1; 10-06-2005 at 07:28 PM.


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