Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-03-2011, 09:56 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 56
Share |
Default

Spout diverter not diverting all the water to shower head


I just installed a new shower faucet. The bathtub spout/diverter is not diverting all the water to the shower head when I pull up the tab. How do I fix this?

Thanks
suncowiam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2011, 09:59 AM   #2
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 20,392
Default

Spout diverter not diverting all the water to shower head


What brand? is diverter on the spout or does it have a separate handle on the wall?
__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 09:02 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2
Default

Spout diverter not diverting all the water to shower head


Hi all, didn't see a reply to this. I am having the same issue. The diverter is in the spout itself. I'm going to keep searching the forum to hopefully find an answer.
FUSE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 10:14 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Nashua, NH, USA
Posts: 6,781
Default

Spout diverter not diverting all the water to shower head


Spout diverters are often flimsy. Also the spout material (typically aluminum alloy) corrodes easily and the "valve seat" where the diverter engages gets pitted enough to not seal well.

A spout diverter merely blocks the spout opening. The water then takes the path of next least resistance which is the shower.
__________________
The average homeowner who lost his house in the Oklahoma tornadoes should move for good and not rebuild. Too much complexity watchdogging the contractor. Too much a chance to be defrauded.

Last edited by AllanJ; 09-10-2011 at 10:16 AM.
AllanJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 12:38 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 374
Default

Spout diverter not diverting all the water to shower head


diverters are typically cheap construction grade and if you have hard water will corrode and pit very quickly. unscrew it (they usually twist off) and replace it with a new one of higher quality. they are not fixable.
NitroNate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 05:21 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2
Default

Spout diverter not diverting all the water to shower head


Thanks folks. I'll look at getting a new one a real plumbing store. Any suggestions?
FUSE is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Potential Water Issue in New Shower? cobrakai Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 4 02-12-2011 05:36 PM
shower leak..hot water tank leak...HELP!!! Drie Plumbing 6 06-30-2010 02:12 PM
My shower head leaks when tub faucet is running? Walter Sobchak Plumbing 4 05-24-2010 08:13 AM
Kitchen Faucet + shower diverter: Need help xtrips Plumbing 1 02-14-2010 03:27 PM
Weird shower head leaking problem shawnst Plumbing 5 12-25-2008 11:23 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.