Shower Valve Help

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by destinsb, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. destinsb

    destinsb New Member

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    Hi, I just installed a new bathroom during a remodel of my house. When turning on the tub, the water comes out of the shower but not the tub spout. please help!
    Thanks!
  2. Chad Schloss

    Chad Schloss Member

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    i'm not a plumber, but did you install the valve upside down?
  3. destinsb

    destinsb New Member

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    No, I just checked and it is installed right side up.
  4. HomeRepairGuy

    HomeRepairGuy New Member

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    What type of water diverter do you have? (That diverts the water from the tub to the shower) Built into the faucet or separate on the tile wall?
  5. destinsb

    destinsb New Member

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    Built into the faucet.
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Unless it is pushed in and stuck, it should NOT be able to prevent flow to the spout.
  7. destinsb

    destinsb New Member

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    I took the tub spout out and left just the nipple and still no water. I'm baffled
  8. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    What brand and model of valve is it?
  9. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    As stated elsewhere, if ABSOLUTELY NO water comes out of the spout, you have such an unusual situation that we cannot come up with ANY possibility that makes sense without being there ourselves.
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