Re: Shower handles turn on their own
Cranking faucets tight when shutting them off is what wears out the seal washers. Stop turning when the water stops. It will take some getting used to because it doesn't feel like it's shut off, but if the water isn't flowing then it's off.
If you have to crank it tight, replace or grind the seats (what Sprucey said).
And do install a pressure regulator if the pressure is too high, set it to around 60 PSI. You may not have problems right now, but excess pressure can cause premature failure of fittings, fixtures, and hoses.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.