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Old 03-12-2013, 09:17 PM   #16
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the temp control is the little gear thing under handle remove it then turn on faucet and see if that is it. it looks to me that you have a delta 1300 or 1400 series valve you can look up them to see which one and to make sure it was re assembled correctly

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Old 03-12-2013, 09:31 PM   #17
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I'll have a look and see if it makes a difference. Thanks for the tip!
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That is a delta monotrol garbage IMO if access behind shower wall replace the valve
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:19 AM   #19
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i hate to do this because its against the DIY spirit, but I opted to get a plumbing specialist. He basically said there's likely a rusted-through hole in the piping which causes the water to flow out somewhere. I don't see how that's the case since it doesn't feel wet in the space between the walls, but I'll put this one on him.

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i hate to do this because its against the DIY spirit, but I opted to get a plumbing specialist. He basically said there's likely a rusted-through hole in the piping which causes the water to flow out somewhere. I don't see how that's the case since it doesn't feel wet in the space between the walls, but I'll put this one on him.

Thanks for your help either way, friends.
Sounds like horsey sauce to me. I can't believe nobody asked what kind of piping is coming into the valve, and what kind of piping is going from valve to showerhead and valve to tub?
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:19 PM   #21
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The piping is galvanized. The plumber gutted the system because it was old and due for a replacement. I inspected the piping, which is galvanized piping for the above poster, and there was a small 2-3mm hole that was 2" from the control body. I figured there wasn't any leakage because the wall space was dry, but I guess a small hole like that can ruin the pressure for upward flow.

It doesn't really explain why the water struggled to come out the spout though.

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