COMMUNITY FORUM

kandie

05:33PM | 11/14/05
Member Since: 11/13/05
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
i dont know the correct terms to use but i hope this is clear to someone...my shower is a tub/shower-when i turn the shower on, water comes out from the top and the faucet part. i wondered if anyone knows how to fix it or if i should forget it? thank you for your help kandie

Jim D

11:24PM | 11/14/05
Member Since: 01/06/01
345 lifetime posts
KANDIE - hi, what you're describing should be the diverter. When you activate the shower mode, you pull up on a knob or lift some sort of handle, and that diverts the flow of water from the tub spout to the shower head. The gasket/washer in the diverter can go bad over time and allow some water to flow out of the tub spout at the same time the shower head is in use.

Fixing it can be easy to do - it depends on how you activate the diverter. Is the knob/handle located on the tub spout, either close to where the water comes out or close to where the spout mounts to the wall? If so, you can get a replacement spout at the big box home improvement stores (H-ome D-epot, L-owes). They also sell diverter repair kits but it's almost faster to simply replace the tub spout. It should easily be unscrewed from the pipe that comes through the wall. Take it with you to the store so you can get the right replacement. If you have the name of the fixture, e.g., Delta, Peerless, etc., take that with you and be able to describe it (e.g., 1 handle, pull out to turn on water flow, twist clockwise to change water temperature).

If the diverter handle is mounted elsewhere, e.g., inside the tub, then you may need to call in a plumber or a good handyman to accomplish the repairs. It may require getting access through the wall behind the fixture. I hope this helps you some - good luck! Jim D/West Point, VA

kandie

04:06PM | 11/15/05
Member Since: 11/13/05
2 lifetime posts
Jim D-Wow! now i know what it called AND you gave instructions. im making a copy of your instructions and taking it with me when i go to Lowes. Thank you so much for the clear directions, i feel as though i can do this myself.if i break something im sure youll see me on here again. thank you for your help!!!! kandie/wichita ks


Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Don't overlook coasters as a way to scatter small pops of color and style around a room. If you love monograms, why not dr... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1