How to plumb 3 port diverter for shower, handheld or both

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by krbb, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. krbb

    krbb New Member

    Apr 14, 2013
    North Vancouver, BC
    I've read that a 3 port diverter can be plumbed to allow a fixed shower head and a handheld to operate separately or at the same time, but I'm having difficulty understanding how. I figured that each fixture would be supplied by a separate port and then the 3rd port would supply both, but it seems that would effectively connect the supply pipes in a way that will result in water always coming out of both. What am I missing? :confused:
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    If the diverter has that capability, and not all do, then the internal mechanism is what joins them for simultaneous operation.
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