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I have a leaking shower that I cannot stop. I have put in a nylon (plastic) seat set, that didn't work. I put in a stainless steel seat set and that still didn't work because the o ring came out from behind the seat set. How do I get the thing to stop leaking without taking the hole thing out of the wall?

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This may be a dumb answer but did you use Teflon tape on the threads.

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