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Old 05-21-2015, 08:12 PM   #16
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:20 PM   #17
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I see one thing I don't like--
Do you have pex to the tub spout? This could cause water to dribble out the shower head when filling the tub as the pex is to restrictive- forcing water up the shower riser. It should be copper or Iron pipe to the spout.
I believe Moen actually addresses this in their install instructions- others may too.
Something to think about....

EDIT: never mind- a closer look, it appears you have copper
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Old 05-22-2015, 08:44 AM   #18
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Eplumb- This is a Delta Valve and yes its copper all the way on tub spout. Lighting just makes it look red.
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:40 AM   #19
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Gosh that looks pretty.
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Even though showerhead is 2.5gpm seems I'm getting more like 1.85. Is this just due to distance(2nd floor)?
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Even though showerhead is 2.5gpm seems I'm getting more like 1.85. Is this just due to distance(2nd floor)?
There can be various factors to this. Does the tub spout of the adjacent tub/shower also flow only 1.85GPM, or will the tub spout deliver a lot more?
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Tub filled almost at 5gpm
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Tub filled almost at 5gpm
Sounds like an issue with either the shower valve or the showerhead then. Can you take off the head to do a GPM test to isolate the problem to the valve or to the head?
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This is the same showerhead that feeds off the valve for tub that fills at 5gpm
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This is the same showerhead that feeds off the valve for tub that fills at 5gpm
Is this a traditional diverter spout with a double-ell, or some fancy system with a separate diverter knob to turn? Does the main pressure balance (hot-cold/on-off) valve have two outlets (tub, shower) or a single outlet (tub+shower)?
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No just Delta 17 series. I put a cap on the tub spout when tested the showerhead as seen in pic
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Ok. I dunno much about the Delta 17, but like I said if you pull the shower head off and measure the flow rate coming out the shower riser pipe, that will tell you if the problem is in the valve (if the riser pipe delivers 1.8GPM), or in the shower head (if the riser pipe delivers 5GPM).
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Took showerhead off just using hose. Shower/tub got 3.1 gpm out of shower head. The master shower only got 3.75gpm. As in pic they share plumbing
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Sounds like the shower head is restrictive then. I believe federal law limits them to 2.5GPM so 1.85 is a little low. It may be clogged with debris, perhaps something left over from replumbing (copper burr or Teflon tape) or hard water deposits.
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By the way, cwags, thanks for turning me on to the Delta 17 series. I got curious and researched it, and it looks like a 17 will feature in our next bathroom remodel.
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