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JTNuck
Replaced lavatory stem washers, now a question.

I replaced the rubber washers or gromlets on the back of the stems in my lavatory faucet. Now, thier is about a 1/2 turn of the knobs before water runs. What did I not do correctly, forget to do, not do and how do I correct it?
Thank you in advance

NEC
Re: Replaced lavatory stem washers, now a question.

I am not a plumber but why do you think it is a problem? Do not get it.

JTNuck
Re: Replaced lavatory stem washers, now a question.

Because it did not do it before I replaced the gromlet.

Blake
Re: Replaced lavatory stem washers, now a question.

The new washers may be softer than the old washers were, allowing them to compress more.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Replaced lavatory stem washers, now a question.

I agree with Blake, chances are the old washers were compressed so they had to be cranked down to stop the flow.
Jack

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