Re: tub/shower faucet question
Posted by hj on April 23, 2003 at 18:52:31:
In response to Re: tub/shower faucet question
When the diverter is used in a tub/shower the water has to flow out of the spout freely. Any restriction, such as additional elbows will cause the water to back up and come out of the shower head when the tub is being filled. But when I use one for just a shower, I either install it upside down and reverse the core or connections, or cap the shower opening and run the tub connection to the shower head, since that opening allows greater flow than the one dedicated to the shower riser. For your purposes you would not need a diverter, but rather a multiport transfer valve so you can turn on whichever head(s) you want.

: I'm installing a shower stall and have been researching faucet options. I'd like to have a regular shower head as well as a "rain fall" one. I know I can buy a separate diverter to use with the 2 devices. My question, why can't I use a valve that has a diverter built into it? The installation instructions say the "tub spout" should be a straight drop with only a 90 and that you shouldn't substitute something for the tub filler. Why is that? I don't have an issue with setting it up properly. I'm just curious about the logic. Is there a "real" reason or is it so you buy another piece?

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