|Posted by hj on April 25, 2003 at 14:35:40:|
|In response to Re: tub/shower faucet question|
As stated previously, the port going up to the shower head is relatively small, which with a "legal" flow limited shower head is not a problem. Using it for your rainfall head may not furnish enough water for a "good" flow. In any case, the shower head, regardless of which is connected to the "tub' opening, will probably create sufficient backpressure that some water will still flow from the other head.
: : : 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?
: OK. I'm not trying to pit you guys against each other here. The reason I'm wanting to use the one fixture is looks. I like having just the single handle. I also am not trying to go "cheap". It would cost less to just get a shower faucet and a "multi port transfer valve". I'm looking at the Delta model 6616-PCLHP HK37C-PC $ 373.25. (linked below) I was thinking of attaching the "tub spout" to the regular shower head and then push the button to make the "rain fall" shower work. If, it's not a good idea, it's not a good idea. I'd just like to know before I make an expensive mistake.
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