Bump again. Surely somebody else has seen this issue and can at least tell us what the problem is. In the meantime I have found stems by Danco and Kissler which in the pictures look exactly like the Lasco, and not like the original. Here is a link to the Kissler:http://www.chicagofaucetshoppe.com/K...ss-23-0038.htm It may well be that the Lasco, Danco, and Kissler all come from the same source, these days most likely in China. All of these replacements have a taller plunger portion protruding from the tube than the original. Caliper measurements of the two units with the plunger full retracted are Lasco: outer cylinder length 2.95, cylinder outer diameter 0.79, stem protrusion from cylinder end 0.13 (just the metal, not including the rubber washer). Original: outer cylinder length 2.92, cylinder outer diameter 0.80 , stem protrusion from cylinder end .06. The precision of the protrusion measurement is probably +/- .02, because one can only eyeball the caliper setting, not clamp down on the metal. I measured the cylinder diameter several times for each and always found the same values. So I suppose it is possible that the Lasco leaves a 0.01 larger gap through which more water leaks. It is hard to see how that would result in the leakage being mostly hot water though, which is the case, and something I forget to mention in the first post.
Bump for any experts who could help?
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