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Faucet turns when going from cold to hot i tightened nut underneath but it evntually loosens up

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You will have to either take the nut off the shaft and apply some thread adhesive that will grip the nut when you run it back up tight or get a nut with a nylon insert and the proper thread, If you can get the nut off to take to a store that sells small hardware, they should have both, the nut and the thread adhesive.

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