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andyman1noh

10:28AM | 12/28/06
Member Since: 09/29/06
19 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I recently installed a new delta tub spout and control in my upstairs bath. (model #1755). I am not getting enough flow out of the spout (not using shower - capped off). I have been in touch with delta about this and I have tried a new cartridge that they sent me. I am getting about 3.4 gal/min (approx 5 gal/min is minnimum as per delta). I have checked for blockage in down spout, and both hot and cold supplies. The cartridge has a pressure balancing valve in it. I have even take apart cartridge and removed spool valve inside to see if that was possibly causing probs, with no change in flow. I tested flow of supplies with cartridge out aswell(created a big mess at the same time). with cartridge out I got a flow rate of approx 10 gal/min. has anyone else had this problem or have any answers. any help would be greatly appreciated. I have just recently replaced the whole unit as well. ??? What should pressure be in the water supply - I think it was aroud 50psi when I replaced the pressure reg. for the house.

Sylvan

11:19AM | 12/28/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1449 lifetime posts
Me_office1
You may want to try a different tub sopout one without the diverter as the diverter does cause a slight restriction and since your not using the shower you don't need this kind of spout

andyman1noh

06:09PM | 12/28/06
Member Since: 09/29/06
19 lifetime posts
I had the spout completely off so it was just 1/2" pipe coming out. the spout also matches the victorian theme we are working with. I am really hoping to get this working. All faucets are victorian style from delta.(I think my wife chose them based on price - more is better!, I think they were too expensive.)

P.S. Sorry about the second post. I accidentally hit submit twice - (notice the times posted)

Sylvan

11:47AM | 12/29/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1449 lifetime posts
Me_office1
If you have 65 PSI and the piping is 1/2" diameter your the GPM would be around 17.5

Then there is friction loss and the actual inside diameter inside the shower body is much smaller.

Delta happens to be a decent product and I have one installed in my own shower BUT my wife hated it in her bathroom as a tub filler and thus I had to use another brand.

There is only such much volume you can get through a tiny opening
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