delta diverter

Discussion in 'Shower & bathtub Forum & Blog' started by larryf, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. larryf

    larryf New Member

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    i have an anti scald single lever shower faucet. when i turn it on water comes out the tub spout and the shower spout. when i push the diverter in it stops the tub spout. how do i stop water from coming out the shower spout until i push the diverter in?
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Is this a new install? Did it ever work right?

    Is there a separate diverter valve? If so, it may need service.

    If not, the likely problem is that you used either cpvc or pex piping to connect the spout. This has a smaller ID and creates enough backpressure to force some water out the showerhead. Otherwise, there's something partially clogging the path to the spout.
  3. larryf

    larryf New Member

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    it is a delta faucet and the diverter valve is part of the main unit, but has a pusn in stem. this has been going on since it was new and i have just put up with it. it is an all copper install.
  4. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Somebody didn't pay attention to proper distances between the spout and the showerhead or, the spout is plumbed with a restriction.
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