Shower Diverter Valve-still leaks--Possible ceramic retrofit??
Posted by Ralph on June 20, 2002 at 13:47:24:
I've been under the assumption that I have a Gerber
valve and put in replacement seats (5/8-20). The previous "plumber" had slightly cross threaded the
cold side and now I have a slow drip. After some searching I just ordered the proper size tap and will
try tuning up the threads.

1) Should I use teflon paste and tape, or pipe dope? and tape, etc... what is the best combo?

2) if this doesn't work How do I really identify the
Mfgr?

3) I read in one of the posts about using ceramic valves. Is it as easy as removing the seats and installing the new valves??

By the way... one of the biggest problems us would be plumbers have today is the fact that the good old supply houses are all disappearing... Home Depot doesn't cut it for the good technical answers from the old timers who know what reality is.

Any help appreciated..




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