Feeling stupid- can't figure out how to turn on shower...

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Liesel Polizzi, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. Liesel Polizzi

    Liesel Polizzi New Member

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    Well, sadly the post title says it all-
    My husband and I bought a house last week, and he tried to take a shower this morning; we must have spent a good 30 minutes trying to get the Delta faucet to switch from the "fill tub" position to the "shower" position- we pushed, pulled, twisted, etc. every part of it without any luck. :confused: I can't begin to tell you how silly we felt! He ended up taking a bath for the first time in years! :p

    It's a single piece, Delta faucet; the house was built in 1992, so I assume it's from that period. It has a plastic collar lever on the right which controls volume of water, and an inner circle dial which controls temperature. There didn't seem to be any thing with the shower head itself, or the bottom of the drain thing-ie to pull to switch it over- we REALLY would like to take showers instead of baths, so if anyone out there has any suggestions...! :eek:

    Much thanks!
  2. swhitman

    swhitman New Member

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    have you tried deltafaucet.com
  3. tbplumbloco

    tbplumbloco New Member

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    tub+shower diverter

    If you have not found the diverter yet?At the end of the tub spout where the water pours out, pull down on it,that is the diverter for that model of Delta T+S.
  4. Liesel Polizzi

    Liesel Polizzi New Member

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    will give it a try..

    I tried Delta.com- they weren't online- need to try again later.... will look for the diverter- it seemed like a smooth surface without any switches pulls, etc., from what I can remember, but I could be wrong! We are still somewhat in our apt. so I will give it a try later today. Thanks! Hope it works!

    Liesel
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    faucet

    The ring around the opening where the water comes out is "smooth", but it should pull down to divert the water.
  6. Liesel Polizzi

    Liesel Polizzi New Member

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    tubbin' it still..

    Well, I need to try the ring thing- I was so excited to hopefully have it figured out- I went over there last night, and still couldn't get it to divert... will try the ring thing tomorrow... sigh.... still feelin' pretty stupid.

    :rolleyes:
  7. DavidGrant

    DavidGrant New Member

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    Liesel, Don't feel stupid. I remember coming across this very situation at my sister's home. It took me a bit to find the diverter as well, as it seemed to make sense that there would be something more obvious and easy to see. Fear not, I am sure you will find the solution.
  8. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    Did it work?
  9. chicha

    chicha New Member

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    hey :) i had the same problem.. delta faucet.. pulled on the smooth ring it worked haha :D
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  10. MarshaMarr

    MarshaMarr New Member

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    7 years later - same problem - just proves that over the years, we're all still the same.
    So nice to find the answer so easily. :)
  11. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple Bathroom Design & Build - North Vancouver, B.C.

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    I wonder how many hundreds of people this single post has helped?

    When I first found Terry's site I was looking for install help on a Toto toilet. Found Terry's info and saved myself a huge headache. Love love love the internet. JW

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