I don't know if it's the public water supply or the faucet washer material but they only last a short time. I'm going to try making my own. What would be a good plastic type material that wont deteriorate so quickly? Polyurethane, nylon etc?
War story: In the late 1970s, some young women I knew lived in an apartment where the kitchen faucet leaked a stream. Requests for the landlord's property management agent to send a plumber had no effect. I heard about this when at the apartment for dinner. So I put a one gallon jug under the faucet and timed how long it took to fill the jug with hot water - eight minutes. Told the young women to call the property management agency and again report the leak, mentioning that it filled a 1gal jug with hot water in 8 minutes. A plumber appeared the next day.The cheap landlord installed faucet on my tub sink at work is the only faucet I can remember dripping, like ever.
It is 20 years old
GC here. The rubber washers you are buying today are crap, literally. I have a contractors box of various sizes that is 40 years old (USA). They will last about 2 years on my utility sink (hot side) which is used all day long. Replacing with harder material washers is going to wear out the faucet seats (which are most likely brass) much faster. There are seat cutters which is probably some of your problem, your seats are degraded wearing the washers out faster. I would replace your entire faucet with a new ceramic type to complete eliminate the problem now and forever.I don't know if it's the public water supply or the faucet washer material but they only last a short time. I'm going to try making my own. What would be a good plastic type material that wont deteriorate so quickly? Polyurethane, nylon etc?
The trouble with the new one is that they are restricted. You can hardly get any water out of them.I just finished a job with faucet washer replacement.
I had a 1" diameter Teflon bar about 16" long. Now it's a little shorter but I'm not sorry.
The way I did it:
1. Use collet in lathe and extend about 1.5"
2. Drill the center hole.
3. Turn to diameter and part off. I use a chopstick inserted into the hole to keep the piece from flopping around as it comes off.
4. Then I use a wooden dowel and turn down a post on the end. Press on the washer to clean the sides if needed.
What can screw you up is rusted pieces of iron pipe up stream. Particles can travel and in-bed into your new Teflon washers.
A nice SS ball valve and SS connections will fix that.
New one what? You mean the new shutoff valve that is under a sink?The trouble with the new one is that they are restricted. You can hardly get any water out of them.
The Laundry faucets still work though.
Op is not having problems with his faucet, its the angle stop under sink. Very best option it to throw it into the trash and install a quarter turn valve. https://www.homedepot.com/p/BrassCr...tlet-1-4-Turn-Angle-Valve-G2R17X-C1/202047053
Usually the washers are the same size. In a shower the washers might be slightly larger in diameter.Huh? I must be missing something. OP said faucet washers. You're saying he means shut-offs?
Im pretty sure thats whats happening in my town. My neighbor installed a $100 filtration system from Home Depot, the same one I use at my camp to filter our cistern water. One 5 micron filter and two charcoal. He hasn't replaced an o ring or faucet cartridge since.I went right thru my house and replaced all the washers with expensive stainless steel seats (reamer needed) and special lifetime guarantee plastic washers ...........problems within six months,and proved to be bulk coarse sand had come thru the town water ,and embedded in the soft plastic.....asked around,and sand is bedding sand used to lay pipes ,careless work by the utility in repair jobs.