Diverter and water pressure

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by rustyroo, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. rustyroo

    rustyroo New Member

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    I have replaced the washers on my diverter stem for my tub/shower because it would drip from the shower if you filled the tub.

    That problem is fixed. But now, when I run the shower, it runs out of the tub spigot at a great deal of speed. I still have plenty of water pressure to run the shower head as well. Do I need to replace the diverter stem completely to fix this or is the spigot supposed to run at the same time?

    Thank you for any help!
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    A diverter stem usually has two gaskets on it.....one to keep water out of the shower head when using spout, and one to keep water out of the spout when you want it to go to the head.

    Probably didn't replace everything that was needed. A new stem should take care of it. Make sure to screw the stem to an intermediate, or half-way, position, when installing into the valve body.
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