Water spitting out shower

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by strainsa, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. strainsa

    strainsa New Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    For the past few days the water has been spitting or sputtering for about 2-3 seconds after the shower has been on for about 1-2 minutes. It only does this once during the shower. Any ideas what is causing it or how to get it to stop? Water is from city supply and shower is seperate from tub with single lever valve. No recent work done on plumbing system.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2004
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    I'm not a pro, but was wondering if you were on a well or municipal water? If a well, could it be air getting into the system when the pump turns on? Maybe the check valve leaks a little and the system pumps a little air. Could be totally wrong!
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  4. LonnythePlumber

    LonnythePlumber Plumber, Contractor, Attorney

    Sep 6, 2004
    Plumber, Contractor, Attorney
    Wichita, Kansas
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    This is not a common complaint. What kind of shower valve do you have and do you have an expansion tank? Does the spitting occur without the shower head on? Is the diverter on the spout or in the valve?
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