divertor valve

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by jake_lamada, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. jake_lamada

    jake_lamada New Member

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    I recently installed divertor valves in both bathrooms due to leaking. The leaking problem is no solved but when you pull out the handle to divert the water to the showerhead it bangs really hard. If you are downstairs it sounds like the bathroom is coming through the floor. Anybody having same problem or know the cause.
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    diverters

    What kind of pipe did you use?
  3. jake_lamada

    jake_lamada New Member

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    Hi,
    Copper piping as far as i know..
  4. markts30

    markts30 Commercial Plumber

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    Sounds like you did not anchor the shower head pipe solidly enough...
    Try to turn the shower diverter on while holding the shower head - If you feel a hamer, that is probably the problem...
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