04:07PM | 12/21/02
Member Since: 12/20/02
6 lifetime posts
I pulled out the knob for the shower to turn on and the water still came out of the faucet, I pushed in the knob and the water is still coming out of the shower and the faucet at the same time. I am assuming that I need to replace the diverter valve but I cannot find a water shut off for the shower, is it possible that it may be behind the shower between the walls? The back of the shower is in a bedroom closet(behind drywall). The house is only 16 years old. I cannot get to the diverter valuve from the front either I don't think, I may have to go through the wall aswell but am concerned about not finding a shut off valve, any suggestions?
Thank you


02:10AM | 12/22/02
Member Since: 11/17/02
50 lifetime posts
Actually, you will have to shut off the water to the house to work on the faucet. Most shower valves in homes do not have shut off valves. You can check if there is an access pannel, or you can pull off the chrome trim on the front of the tub and shower. Sometimes there are shutoff valves inside the wall by the body of the faucet. Even if there are, many times its easier to shut off the water in the basement, just in case you have a real problem. Then remove the chrome cap from the handle and take the screw out. The handle should then come off with just a little wiggling. Then take off the chrome cover on the wall. From your description, it sounds like you have a single lever faucet, with a diverter valve in the chrome cover. Once you get it apart, take the whole assembly to the hardware store for parts. If they do not have it, go to your local plumbing wholesaler.
Good Luck
Plumbing Prof
Anoka Hennipin Tech College


03:18AM | 12/22/02
Member Since: 12/20/02
6 lifetime posts
Thank you very much I really appreciate it.
Have a great holiday

Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

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

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon