Delta R22000 multichoice. Installing a universal shower valve

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  1. Stephen Kauffman

    Stephen Kauffman New Member

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    I am installing for a overhead and handheld shower. I wanted to put the handheld on the right side of the shower. The install instructions says to plug the right outlet of the three-way diverter. So I guess I'm going to have to rout my plumbing around the diverter to the right side. My questions is is there a way to set it up from the left (probably not). If not, what is the best way to rout the plumbing to accomadate an overhead and a handheld on a bar to the right? Go under the valve and around? Does it matter?
     
  2. Mark Parcheta

    Mark Parcheta New Member

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    Hey Stephen,

    I am running into the same issue as you, compounded by the fact that my supply pipes are coming from above. As a result the supply pipes block piping coming out of the right and left upper ports.

    Not sure if you are still looking for a solutions but here is what I did. I am a DIY guy, non licensed. I would be curious if my solution presents any issues in the eyes of the pros before I call for an inspection. I am not too worry about a small decrease in pressure to the handheld shower, since that is not the primary showering process

    I took two, 1/2 inch copper 90 degree street elbows and made a U shape. I soldered that into the upper right port but first angling the U shape piece backwards to get around the port up to the shower head.

    What a pain. Really wish I had known the difficulties of this prior to spending $ on this value. Would have gone with something other than Delta.

    What did you wind up doing?
     
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  4. Mark Parcheta

    Mark Parcheta New Member

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    Pics if you are interested or for Pro critique 20190809_081434.jpg 20190809_081442.jpg
     
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Are you sure your trim is going to fit on the diverter with the lock nut thread so far back into the wall? (how are you going to access it once the wall is in place?)
     
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