||03-11-2009 08:33 PM
New shower valve.. No water pressure?
I decided to gut the bathroom of an older rent house that i have and have gotten myself in a little bind. As of now i am on my second shower valve. The first one was a moen turn lever with the 4 - 1/2' outlets, now i followed all instructions hot left cold right shower pipe on top and bath spout on bottom. I thought i had done a great job until i cut the water back on and gave it a test run. absolutely nothing happened when i turned the valve no water no air nothing. Now i know for a fact water was getting to it and nothing was clogged because i eventual cut the pipe and water started leaking also when i removed the cartridge water would start to come out. So i thought the valve was messed up so i packed everything up and got another this one is an american standard. basically the same thing has happened after install, when i start to unscrew the cartridge water starts leaking every where but as soon as i screw it back water has no flow. Now im sure there is a simple solution but i have honestly tried everything to my knowledge without calling a plumber. Do i need some sort of vent to make the water flow is ther some sort of hidden plug that could be plugging it. sorry for rambling... please help.