Are shower VALVES restricted? IOTW do the shower and tub side flow the same rate?

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by resq944, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. resq944

    resq944 New Member

    I was told and I doubt this is true but on a shower/tub combo valve does the shower side of the valve flow at a lower rate then the Tub side? Or is the restriction in the shower head only?

  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    San Diego
    Some brands do in fact put a restrictor in the outlet to the shower. It is to help insure that when in the "tub" mode no water goes up to the shower.
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