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Old 03-18-2011, 12:52 AM   #1
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Diverter Tub Spout Drips on Shower Position

Hi DIYers,

I just installed a Moen Banbury Tub/Shower Model#82910SRN.

When using the shower, the diverter tub spout in the up position, I noticed water dripping from the tub faucet. I called Moen and person I spoke to said this is normal. I was assuming that the tub faucet would be completely shut off when the shower is being used.

My question for all is: "Is it really normal for water to be dripping from the tub faucet when the diverter tub spout is up (in the shower position)?


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Old 03-18-2011, 06:14 AM   #2
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It is not supposed to be normal, but seems to happen often. Tub spout diverters are notorious for leaking. If it is more than a drip, they are usually easy to replace. They either unscrew from the plumbing or there is a set screw at the bottom. If just a drip, I would live with it.


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Old 03-18-2011, 06:36 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Just Bill View Post
It is not supposed to be normal
Considering my cheap crap $8 Danco diverter doesn't drip at all, I would have to agree.

I would expect more from a Moen.
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I just now installed my brand new mown tub spout and I am experiencing the same problem. I'm going to call Moen tomorrow and complain. The diverter seems so flimsy and loose.
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