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NEW American Standard shower installed... leaks from shower head.

I have replaced the 'cartrage' and pressure balancing unit several times... still slowly dripping! They say that it must be a faulty cartrage... but after three trys it seems that they eithe all leak or something else is going on.

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  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    It is a new install (never used)... I will try the grease idea. Thanks

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2013

    I am having the same issue....Am Standard said the units are pressure tested at 100psi I am only running 60. Does anyone have a suggestion?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    shower head drips when shut off



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They do not all leak. The problem may be that your faucet is simply wearing out and is due to be replaced in total. Try putting some plumbers grease on the cartridge and the chamber.....not too much..........that may do the trick for u.

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as the shower may not be suitable for the plumbing supplies it connects too , & how they are installed?
i am thinking its from the cold water main & that the valve requires storage feed instead of incoming water main supply? possibly thats why you installed a reducing valve??

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