downspout still has water coming out

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by rhyudog, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. rhyudog

    rhyudog New Member

    Jul 22, 2008
    when i turn the shower knob to have water flow out of the shower, there is still a quite a bit of water coming out of the downspout. does anyone know what's going on here? i would say about 2/3 of the water goes to the shower head and the rest keeps pouring down to the downspout.:(
  2. Mikey

    Mikey Aspiring Old Fart, EE, computer & networking geek

    Nov 8, 2005
    Central Florida
    Pretty obviously the diverter valve is leaking. If you could post a picture of the valve, the pros here could probably give you some advice on how to fix it.
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  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    It depends on the brand and model.
    With some of the old Price Pfister three handle tub valves, there was a large loose washer on the stem that help seal and prevent water from going out the tub spout.
  5. rhyudog

    rhyudog New Member

    Jul 22, 2008
    Sure enough there was a washer that was broken. home depot didn't have a washer so i bought the whole diverter unit. however, i changed the whole unit out and now there's another problem. when i try to turning the water, it is leaking from the shower knob. when i turn the knob so the water comes out of the shower head, the leak is gone. the only time water comes out of the shower knob is when i turn the shower off. any issues with this?
  6. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

    Dec 15, 2007
    Service Plumber
    Adjust the packing nut!
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