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fh2000
price pfister shower pipe cross threads inside. Seat can not be tighten anymore.
fh2000

Hi,

My shower hot water is dripping small amount, and I can not tighten the seat inside because the threads inside the pipe have been damaged.

I tried to put a lot of teflon tape and plummer putty around the seat. I had limited success. Sometimes it would be good for few years; other times it only lasted few months or weeks. But it is getting harder to harder to seal, I can tell.

Before I finally decide to remodel and replace the pipe, I would like to see if there is any material that I can put on the seat to seal it but not permanently.

I posted this same question in another message board, and someone suggested using small amount of JB Weld. I think this would seal it permanently. So, I only have one chance if I do this.

I am asking if folks know of any other type of material that I can try and use? Thanks

dj1
Re: price pfister shower pipe cross threads inside. Seat can not be tighten anymore.
dj1

Your faucet body is damaged. I would replace it.

Replacing it today will stop the leak, and it has absolutely nothing to do with future remodeling projects, in which this new body can stay.

Leave JB to radiators.

HoustonRemodeler
Re: price pfister shower pipe cross threads inside. Seat can not be tighten anymore.
HoustonRemodeler

No Pro worth his salt will tell you how to patch this, besides, you already figured out patching doesn't work in this case.

Mastercarpentry
Re: price pfister shower pipe cross threads inside. Seat can not be tighten anymore.
Mastercarpentry

This needs to be fixed correctly by replacing everything involving the damaged threads (ie both sides, male and female threads).

Anytime a part of a threaded system is damaged, good engineering practice calls for all new parts involving that system since you can't know the unplanned-for stresses the threads and adjoining parts received with the cross-threading. Sometimes chasing damaged threads with a tap or die will work (they make special taps for chasing) but the prices of these tools put them out of the DIY range (and almost out of the 'pro' range in bigger sizes). Best and probably cheapest in the long run to just replace with new and know it's right.

Phil

bill
Re: price pfister shower pipe cross threads inside. Seat can not be tighten anymore.
bill

I agree with the advice that is already given, However if you want a fix there is a product call pro dope that is a liquid Teflon that you brush on to both side of the pipe threads then screw together wait a day then see if it leaks.

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