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      I have a faucet in the bathtub that contantly leaks at a slow pace no matter how tight i turn the knobs. I take out each of the handle mechanisms inside and replace the flat circle ring that appears to shut off the water when turned tight. The problem, I still have a leak that seems to be getting gradually larger (still not major, but a major pain!) What else could be the problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated.John

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      : : : I have a faucet in the bathtub that contantly leaks at : : a slow pace no matter how tight i turn the knobs. I : : take out each of the handle mechanisms inside and replace : : the flat circle ring that appears to shut off the water : : when turned tight. The problem, I still have a leak that : : seems to be getting gradually larger (still not major, : : but a major pain!) What else could be the problem? Any : : help would be greatly appreciated.: : John: John, : you may need to replace the valve seats. This is the part that the rubber washer presses against to seal off the water. They wear out also. : Regards, : Terry LoveI have a similar problem – but with a different twist – the fixture is circa 1940s, apparently made by Speakman plumbing of Wilmington, DE. The setup is tub only, no shower; the spout is centered between the two faucet handles. I have been told that there hasnt been a similar setup made in 30+ years, and the only alternative is to replace the whole thing with a tub shower combo – which means tearing out a tub surround and plaster wall! Any suggestions? Are there standard replacement seats that might fit, or can the old seats be reground?Thanks in advance,Joe Allmond

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      : I have a faucet in the bathtub that contantly leaks at : a slow pace no matter how tight i turn the knobs. I : take out each of the handle mechanisms inside and replace : the flat circle ring that appears to shut off the water : when turned tight. The problem, I still have a leak that : seems to be getting gradually larger (still not major, : but a major pain!) What else could be the problem? Any : help would be greatly appreciated.: JohnJohn, you may need to replace the valve seats. This is the part that the rubber washer presses against to seal off the water. They wear out also. Regards, Terry Love

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