View Full Version : Mystery Leak

11-09-2009, 06:38 AM
I have a leak in my shower/tub that I have not been able see where it is comming from. This is a new install I just did. I took the drywall off the closet, which I guess is OK, needed acess to the plumbing and at least it will always be there.

I have a Danze PB valve with a 4-port dirverter. I run tub, shower and hand shower off the dirverter. From the back I see nothing leaking yet the floor is soaked and you can see the water run out of the grout by the tub [I have not caulk yet]. The water must be comming from a fitting and rolling down the felt paper and then go down side of tub where it reaches the floor. This would explain why I can see any water on the backside of the paper

My guess is two things:
1] I think it is the hand shower. A brass pc threads on the nipple, this pc has o-rings on it and the finish pc slides on that then tighens with a set screw. This is a guess but could the water hit the finish mounting pc and shoot back down the hole cut in the tile, then follow the paper down to the floor?


11-12-2009, 06:18 PM
Problem solved, answer is that Danze is garbage! One thing good is they have great customer service. Almost everything I bought had some defective in some way but the sent good replacements that arrived in a couple of days. So far they have sent me [2] shower valve trim kits, [1] shower valve cartiage, [1] diverter valve cartiage, and one complete angle mount elbow.

I never really found the leak but it was either where the brass pc threaded on the nipple [I used teflon tape and thread compound] or a problem with the o-rings.

I will have trouble buying danze again. The price is good, the trim pcs are nice [brass and nice and heavy], the cartiage are plastic the service was great.