My shower's haunted....!!!

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by lotsofpatience, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. lotsofpatience

    lotsofpatience New Member

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    We've just rented a two story house built in 1985. The major problem we have is that in one bathroom, when we turn the water on in the bathtub, it comes out of the shower head without lifting the diverter. When the diverter is lifted, the water pressure is outrageous, even when we turn the water down.

    The spouts's been replaced, but that hasn't solved the problem. Any other suggestions before I call a pro??
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    If they used a galvanized steel nipple to mount the tub spout, it could be full of rust, and forcing all of the water out of the showerhead.

    It sounds like they removed the flow restrictor in the showerhead. Great if you have a huge showerhead and like a fire hose, but not particularly good for efficiency or the ecology. You may need to replace the showerhead.
  3. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    I would have the pressure checked and if it is over 80 psi a pressure reducing valve should be installed along with an expansion tank on your water heater.

    Anything you do needs the landlords blessing.
  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Too high pressure is the issue.
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