Re: incomplete shower diverter
Posted by More on April 28, 2002 at 21:46:09:
In response to Re: incomplete shower diverter

You are learning why people pay the money for a LICENSED plumber to do their work! When you removed the diverter valve, you neglected to make an index mark on the valve body to show you where the correct alignment is when re-installing. Now you'll be paying the trial and error price. The diverter also serves as a mixing valve and the alignment requires that both the hot and cold go to the showerhead, so you'll have to take it apart and adjust it just a millimeter or two, re-assemble and then test for satisfactory operation.

If it's any consolation - this is exactly what Licensed plumbers go through, and have to bear the cost of, when they hire and train apprentice plumbers.

: The tub-shower diverter valve in my master shower was leaking water through the stem, so I removed it to replace the packing. The leak stopped but now the shower diverter does not completely divert water to the shower head. It is fine when diverting to the tub. I have replaced all o rings and packing.

: It also seems to divert mostly hot water to the shower and the cold water to the tub spout outlet. The house is about 20 years old with the orginal plumbing. I believe the diverter is a Sayco type.

: I have a similar but lesser problem in the other shower. I completely replaced the diverter there with no improvement.

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