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Thread: I Found This Strange; screw found in supply tube.

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    DIY Senior Member dlarrivee's Avatar
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    Default I Found This Strange; screw found in supply tube.

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    I found this screw in a 3/8" copper riser under a bathroom sink... Obviously the faucet flows better now.

    You would expect it to be the screw that holds the washer onto the bottom of the stem, so I checked that, and there is a brand new screw and washer on the bottom of the stem.

    I guess the screw dropped and someone came along to fix a dripping faucet but never thought to go looking for that missing screw...
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    Thank you very much for the photo. This is one of those things that "happens all the time" but I often get the feeling that when the many pros on here opine that a poster should check for such a thing, there is an element of doubt for the poster. His eyes are rolling back, and he says " that's pretty far out. Must be something else!"

    Now we have proof in living color that it is NOT far out!

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    Just because, I checked the cold valve too, and the washer retainer screw had backed out almost enough for it to drop too...

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    Sounds like good water conservation devices. Leave them in.

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    Drop of locktite...
    not a licensed plumber

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